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Course Number/Name

1001-Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Applicable Regulations

29 CFR 1910.1030

Course Registration

Contact the EH&S Training Office.

Course Description

This training is based on OSHA’s Bloodborne pathogen standard.

Topics covered include:

  • Epidemiology, symptoms and the modes of transmission of Bloodborne pathogens,
  • Universal Precautions,
  • Information on Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, AIDS), hepatitis B, hepatitis C and others,
  • Information on the Exposure Control Plan,
  • Hepatitis B vaccine, its efficacy, safety and method of administration,
  • Methods to prevent or minimize occupational exposure,
  • How to report exposures to potentially infectious materials,
  • Compliance with other site-specific requirements,
  • Post-exposure procedures and medical evaluations, and
  • Biomedical waste handling and disposal.

Who Must Attend

Employees with the potential for occupational exposure to Bloodborne pathogens are required to participate in this training and education program.

This training is mandatory for all employees who may anticipate having skin, eye, and/or mucous membrane (through the skin) contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials from the performance of job duties. This includes employees responsible for biohazardous waste spill cleanup (including blood and fecal matter). For assistance in determined if you are required to complete this training contact the EH&S Biological Safety Office (644-5374).

Training is required at the time of initial assignment of tasks where there is the potential for exposure.

Annual refresher training is required thereafter.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervisors are responsible for mandating proper work practices, supplying personal protective equipment and ensuring that their employees participate in this training.


Occupational exposure: reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee's duties.

Bloodborne pathogens: pathogenic microorganisms present in human blood, which can cause disease in humans. Includes the hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Supervisor: person responsible for employees who must attend training.

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