Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness
Anyone who performs job duties that could bring him or her into contact with blood or body fluids in the workplace including but not limited to health care workers, emergency medical and first aid responders, or persons cleaning health care areas, equipment, or devices
This course will provide you with a basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, common modes of transmission, methods of prevention, and what to do if an exposure occurs. Information presented will help minimize serious health risks to persons who may have personal exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials in the workplace. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. The training requirements established under the Bloodborne Pathogen standard require an employer to allow for an opportunity for interactive questions and answers with the person conducting the training session. Employers may use a variety of methods to meet the intent of the standard. As an example, OSHA has previously stated that an employer can meet OSHA’s requirement for trainees to have direct access to a qualified trainer by providing a telephone hotline.
Learner objectives for this course are to identify bloodborne pathogens and symptoms of bloodborne diseases, identify modes of transition of bloodborne pathogens, recognize the proper use and handling of personal protective equipment, identify measures to be taken when the skin or eyes are exposed to infectious material, and specify the components of an Exposure Control Plan.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.
- identify the traits and symptoms of hepatitis B
- identify the traits and symptoms of HIV
- identify modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
- identify preventive controls that reduce or eliminate exposure
- identify the proper use and handling of personal protective equipment
- recall proper decontamination procedures for blood or other potentially infectious materials
- identify measures to be taken when the skin or eyes are exposed to infectious material
- identify procedures to follow if an exposure incident occurs