OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to provide information and training to workers. Employers must ensure that their workers receive regular training that covers all elements of the standard including, but not limited to: information on bloodborne pathogens and diseases, methods used to control occupational exposure, hepatitis B vaccinations, and medical evaluation, including post-exposure follow-up procedures. Employers must offer this training on initial assignment, at least annually thereafter, and when new or modified tasks or procedures affect a worker's risk of occupational exposure.
This course offers an overview of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This course will describe the various bloodborne pathogens, present signs to look for, and inform funeral professionals how to properly clean and react to a bloodborne pathogen incident if it occurs. Finally, proper recordkeeping techniques are discussed to assure proper compliance.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the history of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard and the requirements it imposes on employers
- Recognize proper ways to safeguard against transmission of bloodborne pathogens
- Understand how to react properly upon the occurrence of a bloodborne pathogens incident
- Describe the recordkeeping requirements that must be met to stay in compliance with the law
Funeral professionals at all levels of experience