Bloodborne Pathogen Training
Our Bloodborne Pathogen Training class includes information that will help students understand what bloodborne pathogens are and how the risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens can be reduced for themselves and others. Our Bloodborne Pathogen Training class covers symptoms, personal protective equipment, emergency notification procedures, signs, labels, clean-up, development of training records and use of an Exposure Control Plan, including employee accessibility to the Hepatitis B vaccine. This course meets OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.1030 requirements.
Pulse America can help you establish and write you Exposure Control Plan and provide the necessary training.
What does The OSHA standard say?
Scope and Application. This section applies to all occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials as defined by paragraph (b) of this section.
Definitions. for purposes of this section, the following shall apply:
Blood means human blood, human blood components, and products made from human blood.
Bloodborne Pathogens means pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Exposure Incident means a specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, non-intact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that results from the performance of an employee’s duties.
HBV means hepatitis B virus.
HIV means human immunodeficiency virus.
Occupational Exposure means reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee’s duties.
Other Potentially Infectious Materials means (1) The following human body fluids: semen, vaginal secretions, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, saliva in dental procedures, any body fluid that is visibly contaminated with blood, and all body fluids in situations where it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids; (2) Any unfixed tissue or organ (other than intact skin) from a human (living or dead); and (3) HIV-containing cell or tissue cultures, organ cultures, and HIV- or HBV -containing culture medium or other solutions; and blood, organs, or other tissues from experimental animals infected with HIV or HBV.
Parenteral means piercing mucous membranes or the skin barrier through such events as needlesticks, human bites, cuts, and abrasions.
Information and Training.
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;
At least annually thereafter.