Frequency of Training

Bloodborne pathogens training must be provided at the time of employees’ initial assignment (to tasks in which occupational exposure may occur) and at least annually thereafter (i.e., within one year of their previous training).

Additional training, limited to addressing the new exposures created, is provided to the employee whose occupational exposure is affected by:

  • introduction of new engineering, administrative, or work practice controls
  • changes or modifications in existing tasks or procedures
  • institution of new tasks or procedures