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Bloodborne Pathogens - 2 hrs

Chapter 1

Bloodborne Pathogens

Note:  This course meets the health and safety requirement for many states but may not be counted toward your annual training if the course is a separate health and safety requirement.



1. Introduction

a. OSHA 

b. Occupational Exposure

c. First Aid Providers

d. Standard Requirements

2. Bloodborne Pathogens

a. Diseases

b. Modes of Transmission

3. Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

a. Exposure Control

b. Methods of Compliance

c. Managing Exposures

d. Communication

e. Recordkeeping


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this class, students 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.



*OSHA Requirement
This 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 Employers

OSHA example