Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control for Electrologists

This course provides training as required by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29CFR 1910.1030). Material covered in the course includes definitions of bloodborne pathogens, modes of transmission, universal precautions, engineering and work practice controls, exposure control plans, hepatitis B vaccinations, and other information needed to the safety of the professional electrologist. A special section on infection control, which is not a part of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, has also been added to this course.

This course can be used as introductory training as well as satisfy OSHA's annual refresher requirement.

Access to Instructor

Note that the standard requires an opportunity for you to ask interactive questions and receive answers from the person conducting the training session. OSHA was asked if having a trainer available to answer any questions via email was considered to be in compliance with this requirement. In an interpretation letter OSHA states that "it is critical that trainees have an opportunity to ask and receive answers to questions where material is unfamiliar to them. Frequently, a trainee may be unable to go further with the training or to understand related training content until a response is received." Therefore, it is OSHA's policy that using an email system to answer questions is NOT considered direct access to a qualified trainer. If the qualified trainer is available through an interactive on-line exchange or via phone communication whenever a question arises, this is considered acceptable.

This training course complies with the requirement by having an online chat (AOL screen name: eduwhere) available at 1 pm - 5 pm every Tuesday (Eastern Time), 9 am - 11 am every Wednesday, and by scheduled appointment, with a toll free number to call if you have questions (866-523-9108).

Course Fee
$150.00 USD


  • Instant Access
  • Certificate, Wallet Card, Scoresheet
  • Accepted by: OSHA (& Various State & Local Agencies)

For help call Toll-Free 866-523-9108

Group Discount Information

  • Who Should Attend
  • Objectives
  • Topics
  • Instructor
  • Contact Hours

Who Should Attend

Persons engaging in electrolysis activities who may be exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) while performing their routine work functions need to receive bloodborne pathogens training. This includes all electrologists.


After completing this course, participants should be able to:
  • identify common bloodborne pathogens, their paths of tranmissions, and symptoms of the disease
  • know what an exposure control plan is, what it contains and where it is located
  • recognize tasks which may lead to exposure of bloodborne pathogens and measures to take for protection
  • outline the steps to take following an exposure incident
  • know what is provided in a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
  • explain the color coding and symbols used for biohazards
  • know the basics of infection control


Topics include:
  • Introduction to bloodborne pathogens
  • Bloodborne diseases
  • Exposure control plans
  • Personal protective equipment and housekeeping
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations
  • Post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
  • Information and training requirements
  • Recordkeeping
  • General safety practices - including infection control


Lorri L. White
Ms. White is the Director of Analytical Services at KeikaVentures, LLC. Ms. White has over 22 years of experience in the environmental industry which includes 10 years working for an environmental laboratory which specialized in air analyses. Her lab experience includes sample preparation, GC/MS, quality control, project management, sales and marketing. She is an OSHA approved instructor. Ms. White received a BS in Chemistry from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN and completed a year of graduate level studies in analytical chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact Hours

4 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.

Training Requirement

Citation: 1910.1030(g)(2)(i)

Employers shall ensure that all employees with occupational exposure participate in a training program which must be provided at no cost to the employee and during working hours.

Training shall be provided as follows:

At the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may take place;

Within 90 days after the effective date of the standard; and

At least annually thereafter.

Excerpt from 1910.1030 via OSHA website.

Refresher Training Required: Every 1 year(s).

The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.