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Bloodborne Pathogens, Child Care

Chapter 1

Bloodborne Pathogens

Goal: to understand what bloodborne pathogens are, how they are transmitted and ways to control exposure 


*OSHA Requirement
Osha guyThis course should be supplemented with worksite specific training, to include an Exposure Control Plan that details the steps your facility will take to protect employees (see CDC Brochure) .  Below are some sample plans that can be used as guides to help address your particular situation.

Sample Exposure Control Plan for EmployersOSHA example



Table of Contents

  1. OSHA, Exposure and Requirements
  2. Diseases and Mode of Transportation
  3. Standards



Learning Objectives

After completing this class, the student will be able to:

  • identify the types of jobs covered by OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • define bloodborne pathogens
  • name the three most common bloodborne pathogens
  • list the three most common non-blood fluids that may transmit bloodborne pathogens
  • identify the five most common modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
  • name the three primary methods of compliance in the standard and give specific examples of each
  • list the three primary steps in handling an exposure incident
  • identify the two medical requirements in the standard
  • evaluate your company’s Exposure Control Plan


NOTE: This course may reflect state-specific regulations. No information in this course supersedes any state regulations you need to follow. You must consult your state’s regulations when developing policies and procedures. Regulations for all states are accessible on the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations. Click on the link provided to view regulations in your state.

If you are required to take this class to meet a separate healty and safety requirement, it may not count toward your continuing education credits. ​