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 bloodborne pathogens 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 Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. After taking this course, students should talk with their employers about their workplaces’ specific policies and procedures. Those who complete the training receive a Bloodborne Pathogens Training certification valid for one year.
In the United States, the government agency responsible for worker safety is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration otherwise known as OSHA.
OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) as amended pursuant to the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, is a safeguard to protect workers against the health hazards from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials and to reduce their risk from this exposure. It has provisions for exposure control plans, engineering and works practice controls, hepatitis B vaccinations, hazard communication and training, and recordkeeping. The standard imposes requirements on employers of workers who may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials such as certain tissues and body fluids.
Example health hazards include but are not limited to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, Malaria, Brucellosis, Syphilis, West Nile Virus, etc.
Who Needs to Comply with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens?
Anyone who could be “reasonably anticipated” to face regular exposure to blood or OPIM (other potentially infectious materials) as a result of performing their job duties.
- Healthcare Workers
- Emergency Responders
- School and Day Care Staff
- Cleaning and Janitorial Staff
- Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Artists
Who needs Bloodborne Pathogens Training?
- Health Care Providers
- CPR and First Aid Providers
- Custodians and Janitorial Professionals
- Coaches and Personal Trainers
- Tattoo Artists, Body Art Professionals
- Plumbers and Electricians having occupational exposure
- Child Day Care Providers
- Adult Day Care and Assisted Living/AFC
- Construction, General Workplace, and General Industry with CPR/FirstAid Duties
- Placenta Encapsulation Professionals
- Anyone who may come in contact with blood or body fluid for any reason.
Individuals should carry Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Kit for Personal Protection if their company does not stock it and if they have to visit the client site and can have occupational exposure
BBP Online Training Course details
Slides with Audio: Yes
Avg Completion Time: 1 Hour / Course
Format: Online Self-Paced Training
Number of Total Slides: 116
Access: Online Access for 60 Days
Certificate of Completion: Yes
Certificate Expiry: 2 Years
License: Single user license cannot be transferred once a login is assigned.
Bloodborne Pathogens Course Outline:
Why Take A BBP Program?
Federal Agencies – OSHA
Federal Agency Involvement
Employer Responsibilities – Written Exposure Control Plan
Definition of Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP)
Examples of BBP
Other Potentially Infectious Material/Agents (OPIM)
Most Common Exposures
Importance of Vaccinations
Which PPE Do You Need?
Types Of PPE
Effective Use Of PPE
Proper PPE Use
Removing Single Layer Gloves
Removing Double Gloves
Disposal of Sharps
How Good Are You?
Antiseptic Hand Cleaner
Hazardous Material Labels
Proper Disposal of PPE
Factors Affecting Transmission
How Do We Get Exposed?
Modes of Transmission
Exposure and Mask Use
Factors Affecting Disease Transmission
Stopping a Potential Infection
Phases of The Infectious Process
The Immune System
Infectious Disease Discussion
Review Selected Infectious Diseases
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)
Hepatitis B (HBV)
Hepatitis B Virility
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Hepatitis C (HCV)
Influenza – The Flu
General Advice to Avoid Flu
3 C’s To Staying Healthy
Pertussis – Whooping Cough
MRSA – Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Community Associated MRSA
Results Of Contracting MRSA
Transmission of MRSA
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus – VRE
Clostridium Difficile – C Diff
Ebola Signs and Symptoms
Caring for Ebola Patient
Isolation For Suspected Ebola
Housekeeping and Waste Disposal
Cleaning and Decontamination Duties
Reading Product Labels
Clean Up Involving Blood or Body Fluids
Advocate CMC EMS System Policy
Bloodborne Pathogen Compliance for Organizations
Under OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Standard, Employers Must:
Exposure Control Plan
- Identify job classifications, tasks, and procedures where there is occupational exposure.
- Establish a written Exposure Control Plan and make it available to employees. Review and update it annually.
- Evaluate medical devices with engineered sharps injury protection (safety devices).
- Use appropriate, effective, and commercially available safety devices.
- Involve front-line employees in the evaluation and selection process.
- Document the evaluation and selection of safety devices annually.
Hepatitis B Vaccination
- Offer free hepatitis B vaccinations to all employees with occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM)
- Ensure that employees comply with Universal Precautions.
- Use engineering and work practice controls to eliminate or minimize employee exposure.
- Provide and ensure the use of appropriate personal protective equipment, such as gloves, gowns, lab coats, face shields or masks and eye protection, and mouthpieces, resuscitation bags, pocket masks, or other ventilation devices.
- Ensure that contaminated sharps are disposed of in proper sharps disposal containers.
Post-Exposure Incident Procedures
- Establish a procedure for post-exposure evaluation and follow-up. Document the route of exposure and other circumstances. Identify the source individual where feasible.
- Offer post-exposure medical evaluation by a healthcare professional at no cost to employees.
- Test the source individual’s blood for BBPs where possible, and test the exposed employee’s blood after consent is obtained.
- Ensure the provision of post-exposure medication when medically indicated and as recommended by the Department of Health & Human Services.
- Annually Train occupationally exposed employees at the initial assignment.
FAQ: Quick Reference Guide to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
What is the Bloodborne Pathogens standard?
OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) as amended pursuant to the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000, prescribes safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards caused by bloodborne pathogens. Its requirements address items such as exposure control plans, universal precautions, engineering, and work practice controls, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, laboratories, hepatitis B vaccination, post-exposure follow-up, hazard communication and training, and recordkeeping. The standard places requirements on employers whose workers can be reasonably anticipated to contact blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as unfixed human tissues and certain body fluids.
What is the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act?
The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (the Act) (Pub. L. 106-430) was signed into law on November 6, 2000. Because occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens from accidental sharps injuries in healthcare and other occupational settings continues to be a serious problem, Congress required modification of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) to set forth in greater detail (and make more specific) OSHA’s requirement for employers to identify, evaluate and implement safer medical devices such as needleless systems and sharps with engineered sharps protections. The Act also mandated additional requirements for maintaining a sharps injury log and for the involvement of non-managerial healthcare workers in identifying, evaluating, and choosing effective engineering and work practice controls. These are workers who are responsible for direct patient care and be potentially exposed to injuries from contaminated sharps.
How does the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act apply to OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard?
The Act directed OSHA to revise its Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030). OSHA published the revised standard in the Federal Register on January 18, 2001; it took effect on April 18, 2001. The requirement to implement the use of engineering controls, which includes safer medical devices, has been in effect since 1992.
What is Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Kit for Personal Protection
The Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Kit for Personal Protection, contains multiple pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as tools to clean up a fluid spill, blood spills, and other BBP incidents. PPE includes nitrile exam gloves, face shield with one-way valve, eye cover, disposable plastic gown, disposable shoe covers, and disposable bonnet. Spill clean-up supplies including a Red-Z Fluid control solidifier, biohazard scoop, disposable towel, and a biohazard bag.
- (2) Germicidal Wipes
- (4) Nitrile Exam Gloves
- (6) BZK Antiseptic Towelette
- (1) CPR Face Shield, One-Way Valve
- (1) Eye Cover with Ear Loop Mask
- (1) Disposable Plastic Gown
- (2) Disposable Shoe Covers
- (1) Disposable Bonnet
- (2) 24″ x 24″ Biohazard Bag
- (1) 8″ Biohazard Scoop
- (1) Red-Z <™> Fluid Control Solidifier, 21 gm pack
- (3) Disposable Towel
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