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Satisfy OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Training Requirements

Give your employees the knowledge to protect themselves from potential exposures with the J. J. Keller® Bloodborne Pathogens: Safety in the Workplace training program.

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Bloodborne pathogens are bacteria and viruses that live in blood and other bodily fluids, (which include things like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, malaria, and a host of other pathogens including the Ebola* virus.) This bloodborne pathogens training program is designed to help learners keep themselves, their coworkers, their friends, and their family safe from exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Specifically, it will help learners understand the basics of bloodborne pathogens, how to protect themselves, and what to do in the event of an exposure, including the decontamination process.

(* for more information regarding the Ebola virus, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html)

Bloodborne Pathogens: Safety in the Workplace covers the following topics:

Bloodborne Pathogen Basics

  • Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Transferring Pathogens
  • Who is at Risk?

Protect Yourself from Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Emergency Number
  • Preventive Measures
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Universal Precautions
  • Control Measures
  • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
  • PPE
  • Housekeeping
  • Waste Disposal and Laundry
  • Signs, Labels, and Colors

Exposure & Decontamination

  • Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Reporting Exposures
  • The Decontamination Process
  • Disposing of Biohazard Materials
  • Post-Exposure Requirements
  • Employee Rights

After completing this Bloodborne Pathogen training program, learners will be able to:

  • Explain what bloodborne pathogens are and how they are spread
  • Identify the Universal Precautions
  • Identify preventive and control measures to take to help protect against exposure to harmful bloodborne pathogens
  • List the activities to avoid when biohazard materials are present to minimize the chance of spreading infection and exposing others
  • Discuss how to respond to emergencies involving bloodborne pathogens
  • Recognize what to do in the event that exposure to bloodborne pathogens occurs

Regulations covered: OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)

Formats: Online or Streaming Video

Language: Available in English or Spanish

Intended Audience: Anyone who could be exposed to bloodborne pathogens

Course Length: 

  • Online Course Length: 45 minutes
  • Video Program Running Time: 23:11

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training FAQS

Bloodborne pathogens are bacteria and viruses that live in blood and other bodily fluids, and include things like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, malaria, and other pathogens.

Any employee with occupational exposure, which means the employee could come in contact with blood or certain other bodily fluids while performing job duties. This could happen in any industry, not just healthcare. For example, some employees in a manufacturing facility might be part of an emergency response team, and if they are expected to provide first aid to injured coworkers, they have occupational exposure.

Yes, to any employees who have occupational exposure. The standard does not specify any amount of time that must be spent in training, but does list the elements to cover during training. 

Employees must get annual refresher training, but it does not need to be as comprehensive as the initial training. In addition, if procedures change during the year in a way that affects their exposure, covered employees must be trained on those changes.

The answer depends on the type of record. Training records must be kept for at least three years. If an employee was injured by a contaminated sharp, a record of the incident must be kept for at least five years. Finally, certain employee medical records must be kept for at least the duration of employment plus 30 years.

A sharp is any object that can penetrate the skin. Most people think of needles, but broken glass and box cutter blades are also sharps. Normally, an employer can just throw broken glass in the trash. However, glass shards with blood on them are contaminated sharps. They must be handled with caution, and disposed of properly (not in the regular trash).

No, the standard applies only to employees with occupational exposure, meaning the potential for contact with blood is part of their job duties. If an employee voluntarily assists an injured coworker, that good Samaritan act is not covered by the OSHA standard.

Housekeeping workers in healthcare facilities are likely covered. In non-healthcare facilities, those workers do not automatically covered. Tasks such as cleaning toilets, emptying trash that may have soiled bandages or napkins, and cleaning vomit do not normally involve occupational exposure. The employer should still evaluate and make a determination, however.

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