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General Safety- Bloodborne Pathogens: Advanced  

This course is for workers with potential occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials in the course of performing their assigned duties and tasks.

Topics include an overview of the regulatory requirements covering bloodborne pathogens, symptoms of bloodborne diseases, recommended engineering control measures, proper disposal of contaminated materials, selection of personal protective equipment (PPE), corrective actions, information on post-exposure evaluation, and signs and labels.

This course focuses on the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 Subpart Z.


  • Know the risks associated with occupational exposure to blood and other bodily fluids
  • Know the precautions to take for occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material
  • Know the requirements for an occupational exposure control plan and methods of compliance
  • Know the requirements for hepatitis B vaccinations and post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
  • Know the methods used to communicate hazards to employees
  • Know the requirements for training employees
  • Know the recordkeeping requirements for bloodborne pathogen exposure control programs
  • Know the revisions to the bloodborne pathogen standard covering needlesticks and other sharps injuries
  • Lesson 1 Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Lesson 2 Control and Compliance
  • Lesson 3 Understanding Hepatitis B
  • Lesson 4 Communication and Talking
  • Lesson 5 Revisions and Additions to OSHA Standards
Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page. This course has been approved for one hour, and requires no prerequisites.

This course includes individual quizzes which must be passed with a 100% to proceed forward to the next lesson. Additionally the final exam must be passed with a 70% to pass the course.

The final exam can be taken up to three times if necessary