Preview: BloodBorne Pathogens

Welcome to a Blood borne Pathogen OSHA Compliant Training Course.

This course is broken down into 14 Sections followed by a multiple choice Test. After testing is completed, you will receive your certification in the form of a certificate.

The sections are;

Section 1 Regulation
Section 2 Symptoms
Section 3 Modes of Transmission
Section 4 Exposure Control Plan
Section 5 Recognizing potential exposure
Section 6 Best Practices
Section 7 Personal Protection Equipment
Section 8 Selection of Personal Protective Equipment
Section 9 Hepatitis B Vaccine
Section 10 Exposure to infectious materials
Section 11 What to do if an exposure incident occurs
Section 12 Post exposure
Section 13 Hazardous sign and label requirements
Section 14 Testing


OSHA Regulation 1910.1030 requires that an accessible copy of the regulatory text of this standard along with an explanation of its contents be made available to all employees.


The full regulation can be found here.


A general explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases;

Epidemiology of bloodborne diseases

Open cuts, nicks, skin abrasions, dermatitis, acne, and the mucous membranes of your mouth, eyes or nose are ways bloodborne pathogens can enter the body.

2 - skin wound

A major cause of hepatitis spread is from contaminated surfaces. At room temperature, HBV can survive on environmental surfaces dried for up to one week.

Symptoms of Bloodborne Pathogens diseases

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disables the body’s immune system until it is no longer capable of fighting infection. Once a person becomes immunocompromised, he or she can exhibit symptoms of weight loss, persistent low-grade fever, night sweats, and flu-like symptoms. The person is also more vulnerable to pneumonias, intestinal disorders, and fungal infections.

2 fatigue

Hepatitis B virus can cause serious liver damage and death. Symptoms include jaundice, fever, nausea, and abdominal pain. Less than 5 percent of patients develop chronic infection with hepatitis B, which carries an estimated 15 percent lifetime risk of dying from cirrhosis or liver cancer. The chance of becoming infected with hepatitis B from a sharps injury is estimated to be between 23 and 62 percent.

3 abdominal pain

Hepatitis C virus causes serious damage to the liver and can be fatal. Infection can occur without symptoms or only mild ones. Chronic hepatitis develops in 75 to 80 percent of infected patients, and 70 percent of these individuals get active liver disease. Of those with active liver disease, 10 to 20 percent develop cirrhosis and 1 to 5 percent develop liver cancer.

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