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 ensure worker safety.
This course can be used as introductory training as well as satisfy OSHA's annual refresher requirement.
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 9 am -11 am (Eastern Time) every Wednesday and a toll free number to call if you have questions (866-523-9108).
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
identify common bloodborne pathogens, their paths of transmissions, 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
Lorri L. White
Ms. White is one of the principals of Eduwhere and has over 22 years of experience in the environmental industry. This includes 10 years working for an environmental laboratory that performed analyses environmental matrices such as soil, water and air as well as tissue and blood samples. In addition to her hand's on experience, Ms. White has taken numerous training courses on bloodborne pathogens and related topics to stay current with developments in the field, and 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.
4 Contact Hours This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.
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.
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.
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James R. (Industrial / Consulting)
“This was the most interesting refresher course I have attended (... 45 years).
“My knowledge on this subject has been advanced.”
Leigh E. (Government)
“The course was very educational. Everything was very easy to get to and instructions were very informative and straight forward on what was presented.