OSHA estimates more than 5.6 million workers are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. All occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) place workers at risk for infection with bloodborne pathogens.
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge to help reduce or eliminate the occupational risk of bloodborne pathogens in various healthcare settings. The goal of this course is to help students understand the risks and develop behaviors to help protect them when exposed to potentially infectious materials, such as blood.
This course is based on both 755 Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace. However, it also includes additional information on needlestick safety, universal precautions, laboratory safety, and more.
- What are Bloodborne Pathogens
- Specific Bloodborne Pathogens
- Transmitting Bloodborne Pathogens
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Exposure Control Methods
- Methods to Control the Risk of Exposure
- Recognizing the Potential for Exposure
- When an Exposure Occurs