The American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Training course is designed to assist employers with meeting the training mandate as stipulated in the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. It teaches participants how to protect themselves and others from exposure to bloodborne pathogens on the job and what to do if an exposure occurs. The course content and activities will prepare participants to make appropriate decisions about preventing bloodborne pathogen disease transmission.
The course addresses: What bloodborne pathogens are, how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to help prevent exposure incidents by following work practice controls, using engineering controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), practicing good personal hygiene and properly cleaning and disinfecting equipment and supplies, and how to recognize, report and follow up on employee exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.
Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Bloodborne Pathogens, valid for one year.