OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens

This course provides training that meets OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.

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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens is designed as initial training or annual retraining to meet the requirements of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.

To fulfill the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, a learner must complete all of the following modules: 13902, 13903, 13904, 13913, and 13914.

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Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Researchers who Handle Bodily Fluids or Other Potentially Infectious Materials, Researchers who Handle Human Blood or Tissues

Organizational Subscription Price: Included in additional $500 annual subscription fee for Biosafety and Biosecurity
Independent Learner Price: $110 per person

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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Directed at researchers, employees, and students who handle or have contact with human blood, tissues, bodily fluids, or other potentially infectious materials. It is designed as initial bloodborne pathogens training to be provided at the start time of work with these materials. It can be used to fulfill annual retraining requirements from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), when selected in combination with the following content: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Vaccination, Labels and Engineering Controls, Universal Precautions and Work Practices, and Emergency Response Procedures.  Retraining must be completed within 365 days of the previous training.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 13902 (English)
Author(s): Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP - Yale University

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Vaccination

Provides an introduction to the Hepatitis B vaccine and the requirements of offering occupationally exposed employees the vaccine. It also presents information on routes of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other biohazards, as well as routes of transmission for infectious agents in the laboratory.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 13903 (English)
Author(s): Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP - Yale University

Labels and Engineering Controls

Discusses the use of signs, labels, and color-coding, as well as engineering controls (mechanical barriers) used to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens in research and clinical laboratories.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 13904 (English)
Author(s): Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP - Yale University

Universal Precautions and Work Practices

Describes the universal precautions concept where all blood and other potentially infectious materials are treated as if infectious for HIV, HBV, and HCV. This concept also extends to all sharps and patients. It reviews best practices, guidelines, and precautions to be used in a laboratory setting.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 13913 (English)
Author(s): Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP - Yale University

Emergency Response Procedures

Covers the recommended guidelines for dealing with an unplanned release of bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials in the laboratory or workplace.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 13914 (English)
Author(s): Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP - Yale University


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