Who Needs It
Occupational exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens regulation 29 CFR 1910.1030 (Federal OSHA) and 8 CCR 5193 (California OSHA) cover employees who, as a result of doing their job, could come in contact with blood or other potentially infectious material through the eyes, skin, nose or mouth, or under the skin by means of puncture with a sharp object such as a blade or metal shaving, a needle-stick, cut, or human bite.
It is about preventing on-the-job transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C, both diseases that affect the liver, and the HIV virus which causes AIDS.
Required for employees who render emergency medical care (in-house first aid team) or handle blood in their work. The regulation covers all employees for whom it could be reasonably anticipated as the result of performing their job duties to have occupational exposure (skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact) to blood or blood borne pathogens (Hepatitis B or HIV) as the result of performing their job duties. Generally bio-tech R&D, janitorial staff, and people required to respond to first aid emergencies are required to have this training.
Employees covered by this requirement must have training annually.
The course covers information about risks of Bloodborne Pathogens (most common – hepatitis and AIDS), precautions to be taken, protection to be worn, info about hepatitis vaccines, and the procedures required to reduce the risk of exposure.
The session is approximately 1 hour.