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Bloodborne Pathogens

Course Code: OSH 265


This course provides OSHA required training or annual re-training for workers who may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials in the workplace. OSHA requires training and annual re-training for employees with occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. 

Students who complete this course will have a clear understanding of the dangers of bloodborne pathogens, common means of transmission, and using personal protective equipment. 

Registration Includes:

  • Engaging, effective OSHA safety training
  • Workbooks and 29 CFR regulatory excerpts for reference
  • Tutorials for further reading on OSHA safety Standards
  • Three months of Lion Membership for complete compliance support
  • Certificate to demonstrate employee's bloodborne pathogens training

The Bloodborne Pathogens Online Course covers:

  • What are bloodborne pathogens?
  • Applicability of the bloodborne pathogen standard
  • Potentially infectious material
  • Dealing with occupational exposure
  • Common diseases caused by bloodborne pathogens
  • Epidemiology, effects, symptoms, and outlook for common diseases
  • Means of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
  • Control measures to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • Exposure control planning and mitigation
  • Requirements for providing, using, and maintaining Personal Protective Equipment
  • Requirements for containers used to hold contaminated materials
Exposure to blood or other infectious materials in the workplace can have disastrous consequences for an employees' well being. OSHA requires training for employees at the initial time a covered job is assigned, and annually thereafter. Additional safety training is required if the employer adds or modified tasks for which the employee is responsible. ​
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Key Learning Objectives 

  • Identify the dangers of bloodborne pathogens and common means of transmission
  • Properly use personal protective equipment to prevent contact with blood and other potentially infectious substances  
  • Recognize and use compliant workplace containers for regulated materials  

Online Course Details

Course code OSH 265
Compatible on Desktop, tablet, or mobile
Duration 2 hours
Access time 90 days
Certificate issued Yes
Training required by OSHA (29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2))

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CEUs awarded 0.20
Lion Membership          3 months

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Why choose online safety training?

Online OSHA safety training is convenient, cost-effective way to prepare workers to recognize and mitigate the hazards in your workplace. Produced and kept up-to-date by Lion's team of experienced safety trainers and regulatory experts, the Bloodborne Pathogens Online Course is easy-to-use, reliable, and designed to simplify safety regulations. 

Online courses are available 24/7 with support available 7 days a week. Our state-of-the-art learning management system gives you access to tools that will enhance your online training experience:

  • Resume your training from where you left off with automatic bookmarking
  • Track your progress with the detailed course status display
  • Get answers to your course content questions from expert instructors
  • Develop your compliance expertise with engaging interactions
  • Test your knowledge with exercises and quizzes on critical topics
  • Access your complete Lion training history at any time

Who should complete Bloodborne Pathogens online training?

Any employee exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials in the workplace. OSHA requires training and annual re-training for these employees at 29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2). Other potentially infectious materials" are defined at 29 CFR 1910.1030(b).