Course Description:

This program provides information about the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030.  Information about the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act will also be provided (Pub. L. 106-430). The participants will understand the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard including definitions, minimum elements of an exposure control plan (ECP), engineering and work practice controls, methods of compliance with the standard, use and availability of the hepatitis B vaccine, actions required in the event of an exposure, post-exposure follow-up, labeling, training, workplace communication of hazards, and required record keeping (This course is general in nature and not state specific).

Course Topics:

Regulatory Background
Personal Protective Equipment
Compliance Definitions
Housekeeping / Laundry
Exposure Control Plan
Exposure Control
Exposure Determination
Hepatitis B Vaccination
Methods of Compliance
Information and Training
Engineering and Work Practice Control
Record Keeping and Medical Record

Who Should Attend:

General Audiences – Required Safety Training for most personnel Water Distribution, Well Drillers, Pump Installers, Water Treatment Operators, Wastewater Treatment and Collection Operators–the target audience for this course is the person interested in working in a water treatment/wastewater treatment or distribution facility.
Medical Audience – Family Practitioners, General Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Psychiatric Technicians, Social Workers, Marriage Counselors, Massage Therapist and
Pharmacists involved in frontline treatment and care are invited to participate.

Regulatory Requirements:

OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030