"OSHA" Bloodborne Pathogens Training & Review

Lisa Saiia, RDA & Gaebrielle Coulter, RDA, BS

Course Contents:





Bloodborne Diseases

Modes of Transmission

Risk Identification and Exposure Determination

Personal Protective Equipment

Sharps Handling

Cleaning and Decontamination

Waste Handling, Storage and Treatment

Exposure Incident
Hazard Communication
Emergency Plans
Test Questions
Answer Sheet
Course Evaluation
Appendix 1 – Bloodborne Pathogens
Appendix 2 – Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records


Course Objectives:

Have a general understanding of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
Become aware of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
Identify recordkeeping requirements related to employee medical records, and training records
Analyze, identify and determine your risk of exposure to blood and OPIM
Define an exposure incident and understand the documentation necessary to the circumstances surrounding the exposure incident
Understand post-exposure evaluation and follow-up that the employer is required to provide for the employee following an exposure incident
Identify the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or OPIM
Understand the information necessary for recording an incident on the Sharps Injury Log
Identify the use and limitations of appropriate engineering controls such as sharps containers and engineered sharps injury protection
Identify the use and limitations of appropriate work practice controls such as a one handed scoop technique for recapping needles
Become aware of the different types of Personal Protective Equipment and information on its proper use, removal, handling, decontamination and disposal
Understand the hepatitis B vaccine, including information on its efficacy, safety, method of administration, the benefits of being vaccinated, and that the vaccine and vaccination will be offered free of charge
Identify the signs and labels and/or color coding required for sharps containers and regulated waste
Define a Repetitive Motion Injury and under what conditions it is necessary to implement an ergonomics program
Understand the use and content of material safety data sheets
Identify appropriate hazard label warnings for hazardous substances present in the workplace
Become aware of emergency action plans for the workplace including a fire prevention plan


OSHA interactive questions and answers are provided by email at ce@dentassist.com or telephone support at 916 443-1313. Questions must be submitted within seven (7) days of course completion.

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