This course will provide you with a basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, common modes of transmission, methods of prevention, and what to do if an exposure occurs. Information presented will help minimize serious health risks to persons who may have personal exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials in the workplace. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. The training requirements established under the Bloodborne Pathogen standard require an employer to allow for an opportunity for interactive questions and answers with the person conducting the training session.
Learner objectives for this course are to identify bloodborne pathogens and symptoms of bloodborne diseases, identify modes of transition of bloodborne pathogens, recognize the proper use and handling of personal protective equipment, identify measures to be taken when the skin or eyes are exposed to infectious material, and specify the components of an Exposure Control Plan.
This course was edited and updated by New Level Safety Limited a professional services company specialising in corporate health and safety management. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.Learning Objectives
- Identify the traits and symptoms of hepatitis B
- Identify the traits and symptoms of HIV
- Identify modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
- Identify preventive controls that reduce or eliminate exposure
- Identify the proper use and handling of personal protective equipment
- Recall proper decontamination procedures for blood or other potentially infectious materials
- Identify measures to be taken when the skin or eyes are exposed to infectious material
- Identify procedures to follow if an exposure incident occurs