IJCSA Bloodborne Pathogen Certification
The Federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard was published in 1991. It was designed to reduce and minimize the potential for occupational exposure to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or more commonly referred to HIV, the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and other human Bloodborne pathogens. This audio/visual training program combines photographs, animation and voice over text to make retention of the material easier. The course will inform you about precautions you must take to eliminate the risk of infectious diseases that can be contracted through exposure and the proper methods of handling potential contaminants. A test, consisting of simple, multiple choice questions will follow in order to ensure that you have achieved the basic knowledge need to properly handle potential exposures. THE FULL COURSE CURRICULUM IS DESCRIBED BELOW. 1 Year OSHA Approved Certification.
IF YOU ARE A CLEANING OR JANITORIAL SERVICE OWNER YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO HAVE THIS CERTIFICATION.IF YOU EMPLOY PEOPLE IN ANY CLEANING SITUATION, THEY ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO HAVE THIS CERTIFICATION.
OSHA- "An employer whose employees have occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) must provide training at the time of initial assignment [1910.1030(g)(2)(ii)(A)] and at least annually thereafter [1910.1030(g)(2)(ii)(C)]. 29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2)(i) requires that such training "be provided at no cost to the employee and during working hours."
One less thing to worry about and a bonus as an IJCSA Member. Complete the course and get certified in under an hour.ONLINE COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Introduction - Introduction for layout of course material and testing
Training Requirements - OSHA Standard Information
Key Elements of the Standard - OSHA Standard Explained
Regulatory Definitions - An approach to prevention of Bloodborne Pathogen transmissions that involves: Blood, Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM), Human Body Fluid, OPIM in detail.
Occupational Exposure - Explanation of Occupational Exposure defined; Exposure Determination & Methods of Compliance. Engineering Controls, including sharps disposal containers, self-sheathing needles, , needless systems, Exposure Determination.
Methods of Compliance - Universal Precautions, Work Practices, Engineering Controls, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Housekeeping Procedures (Regulated Medical Waste Disposal, HBV Vaccination, Post-Exposure Follow Up, Hazard Communicating and Training. Sharps Containers, Mechanical Pipettes, Containment Devices, Chemical & Mechanical Filters and Work Practice Controls.
Sharps Handling and Disposal - Needles Syringes and Other Sharps, Uncontaminated Broken Glass and Laboratory Glassware
Additional Controls - Eating, Drinking or Smoking in the Workplace, Cosmetics, Contact Lenses, Aerosol Generation, Medical Waste Containers
Disinfection - Autoclaving, Chemical Disinfection, Aseptic Technique, Chemical Use
Epidemiology - HBV and Exposure Routes, Hepatitis B Virus, Risk of Infection, HBV Incubation Period, HBV Signs and Symptoms, Hepatitis B Vaccination OSHA Standard, Hepatitis C and Exposure Routes, Occupational Exposures to HCV, Same categories as HBV. HIV - Same subcategories as HBV & HCV. HIV, Immunodeficiency and AIDS, ARC (Aids Related Complex) Symptoms, AIDS Symptoms, Exposure Incidents
Biohazard Precautions - Warning Labels, Biohazard Signs
Personal Protective Equipment: Purpose and Types - Gloves, Goggles, Masks, Face Shields, Personal Protective Clothing
Time: Course can be completed in under one hour. Certify yourself or employees.