Bloodborne Pathogens Certification
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OSHA-Compliant Bloodborne Pathogens Certification
This course is AHA, ILCOR, and ECC compliant, and meets all bloodborne pathogens standard training requirements for OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030. It is one of the most current online courses available with regard to OSHA compliance.
What’s In This Course? Begin Now
- OSHA bloodborne pathogens standards for the workplace
- Exposure control planning
- Common bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV / AIDS
- Preventing exposure
- Universal Standard Precautions
- Good housekeeping and engineering controls
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- First aid for exposure to infected materials
- Handling hazardous waste
- Reporting and post-exposure follow-up
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a government agency tasked with ensuring safe and hazard-free workplaces throughout the United States. It has specific safety requirements for employers whose employees are at risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure.
These requirements vary by state, but this bloodborne pathogens certification course is OSHA-compliant on a national level. When you complete these modules, you should be able to answer basic questions about the OSHA requirements including:
- Where OSHA standards and regulations apply
- How to prevent infection from bloodborne pathogens
- How to comply with OSHA requirements
- Post-exposure response, evaluation, and treatment
- Communication of risk
- Documentation and recordkeeping
Who Needs Bloodborne Pathogen Training?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, any employee who risks occupational exposure should get certified for bloodborne pathogens.
Medical professionals.These workers have a higher-than-average risk of coming into contact with blood and body fluids as a normal part of their job. Some of these positions require a current bloodborne pathogen certificate.
- Doctors and nurses
- EMTs and first responders
- Dentists and dental hygienists
- Medical assistants
- Home health aides
- Adult day care providers
- Anyone who works in a healthcare setting
Teachers, trainers, and service providers. Some professionals don’t come into daily contact with infected fluids as a normal part of their job, but when accidents happen, they’re often the first line of response. Workers in this category include:
- Fitness club staff
- Personal trainers
- Daycare providers
Law enforcement professionals. Law enforcement is another profession with a heightened risk of coming in contact with infected blood or other materials. If you’re in one of these professions, you may need this training and certificate:
- Police officers
- Correctional officers
- Security guards
- Probation officers
- Bail bondsmen
- Crime scene cleanup professionals
Scientists. Some scientists work with infected fluids and other materials as part of their research. Along with medical professionals, scientists working with infectious materials are particularly vulnerable to spills, needlesticks, and other forms of exposure. Occupations in this category include:
- Research scientists
- Forensic scientists
- Biohazard lab managers and technicians
Body art and modification professionals. People in this field also come into contact with bodies and bodily fluid as a normal part of their job. Needlestick injuries are a particular hazard, and an infection control course is a must-have.
- Tattoo artists and body artists
Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens is More Common Than You’d Think
Every year, millions of people across a broad range of industries—from healthcare professionals to body art professionals—come into contact with infected blood and bodily fluids.
If you work in an industry where exposure to infected materials is a possibility, you can’t afford not to get training in preventing and dealing with exposure. But if you’re not convinced, here are some facts:
- Approximately 2 million healthcare workers are injured by infected needles every year, and contract HBV, HCV, and HIV from the injuries.
- Every year, millions of patients all over the world contract Hepatitis B and C through unsafe injections—including at hospitals in the developed world.
- Syringes still get reused between patients in US hospitals—despite comprehensive campaigns to educate medical staff.
- Between 2008 and 2017, just 13 Hepatitis B and C outbreaks at medical outpatient facilities put 73,873 people at risk and generated 111 confirmed cases.
- Needlestick injuries continue to be underreported in hospital and clinical settings.
An online bloodborne pathogen certification program will teach you how to prevent the spread of dangerous pathogens in the workplace. By the time you earn your certification, you’ll be able to take precautions to ensure occupational exposures don’t happen—and keep your workplace safer.
Why take an online BBP course?
When you take our bloodborne pathogens course—or any of our other AHA-compliant online courses—you gain all the benefits of expert training with the convenience of an online course schedule.
When you sign up for our courses, you get unlimited access to materials--so you can study at your own pace. After completion of your final exam, we'll email you a temporary, printable wallet card immediately. Your permanent card will come in the mail within 5-7 days.
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