Forensic professionals are frequently in contact with blood and other body fluids that pose a risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Since duties involve potential occupational exposure, forensic professionals are covered by the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard written by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Part of this standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030) is required annual training. This training course is designed to be in compliance witht the training requirements of the standard. One of the requirements of the annual training is that there be an open forum for questions and answers, to meet this requirement a discussion board will be available for open communication. While this course is geared toward forensic professionals, anyone that has to take bloodborne pathogen training can take this course as well.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Discuss the contents of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030
Define epidemiology and identify the symptoms of bloodborne diseases as well as the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
Describe the contents of an exposure control plan and actions to take in case of an emergency
Discuss the methods that will prevent or reduce the possibility of exposure
Discuss the information regarding the Hepatitis B vaccine
Identify the signs, labels, and color coding requirements for bloodborne pathogens.
Course Structure and Schedule
This is a non-credit course offering 2.8 ILUs. (What is ILU?) Average completion time for the course is 15 hours. A proof of completion will be issued to students successfully meeting course requirements.
Table of Contents:
Unit 1: The Standard
Unit 2: Bloodborne Diseases
Unit 3: Exposure Control Plans
Unit 4: Risks to the Forensic Professional
Unit 5: Hepatitis B Vaccination
Unit 6: Handling Exposures
Unit 7: Signs, Labels, and Color Coding
There are no prerequisites for this class.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this training meet the OSHA requirements? Answer: This course was created around the list of requirements set forth by OSHA but is not considered official OSHA training.
Will this training count for the bloodborne pathogen training required by my agency? Answer: Before registering for this course, please check with your safety officer or quality assurance manager to see if this course can be used as part of your bloodborne pathogen training.
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