Bloodborne Pathogens


Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate Course

Our OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) certificate online training course provides in-depth training for your industry and is a part of our Compliance Training course category. You will learn about BBP and how to avoid exposure, learn about requirements of an exposure control plan, what to do in case of an exposure, and how to train your employees. The training is based on the OSHA BBP standard.

Designed for those who are at risk for on the job exposure to blood and other bodily fluids in the workplace. The course teaches staff how BBPs are spread, how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious material. This course is one of the requirements of the OSHA BBP Standard. After taking this course, students should talk with their employer about their workplaces specific policies and procedures. Those who complete the training receive a Bloodborne Pathogens Training certification valid for one year.

What are bloodborne pathogens?

BBPs are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause serious disease in humans. The pathogens most likely to be harmful in a workplace include, among others, Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Exposure to bloodborne pathogens typically occurs through needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries. Workers in many occupations, including first responders, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses and other healthcare personnel, all may be at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

What can be done to control exposure to bloodborne pathogens?

In order to reduce or eliminate the hazards of occupational exposure to BBPs, an employer must implement an exposure control plan for the worksite with details on employee protection measures. The plan must also describe how an employer will use engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, employee training, medical surveillance, hepatitis B vaccinations, and other provisions as required by OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030). Engineering controls are the primary means of eliminating or minimizing employee exposure and include the use of safer medical devices, such as needleless devices, shielded needle devices, and plastic capillary tubes.

Why take the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training Online

By taking this course online you receive:

  • Anytime on-demand online course access
  • Saved course progress – come back to complete the course as many times as you want
  • Works on any device: computer, phone, or tablet
  • Ask questions and interact with the instructor via email
  • 6 months to complete the course
  • Receive your official Certificate of Completion instantly after completing the course

What will you learn?

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Give examples of workers who are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • List ways exposure commonly occurs
  • Describe key aspects of a BBP Exposure Control Plan
  • Explain how properly used PPE and appropriate housekeeping methods protect against exposure to BBP
  • List important steps to take if exposed to a BBP

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