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Online Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course & Certification

Course Overview

Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens is an OSHA compliant online training course that teaches modern-day best practices on minimizing exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The course covers the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases, transmission of bloodborne pathogens, OSHA-approved practices to prevent exposure, emergency procedures that follow OSHA guidelines, and more.

Course Highlights

  • This course is 100% OSHA compliant.
  • Printable certificate and wallet card are issued instantly upon course completion.
  • This course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.


Can I purchase this course for multiple employees?

Absolutely, simply type in the number of users on the right hand side of this page before clicking the 'Add to Cart' button. We do offer volume discounts as well.

How much time is given to complete the course?

There is no time limit. Students can also leave the course and re-enter it at their convenience, all course progress is tracked on our secure servers.

Who is required to take this course?

Per OSHA regulations, all employees that may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens throughout the course of their job should receive bloodborne pathogens training.

Can I take the course on my tablet or phone?

Yes! Our online training platform is compatible with IOS and Android phones and tablets.

When does the course certificate and wallet card expire?

One year from the date of course completion.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Use engineering controls and OSHA approved work practices to limit exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  • Understand the importance of vaccinations.
  • Select proper PPE for dealing with situations where there is potential for exposure.
  • Follow emergency procedures that are in line with OSHA standards.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • OSHA regulations created to deal with bloodborne pathogens such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV.
    • A review of the prevalence of HIV in America.
    • The symptoms and signs of HIV and the effects of AIDS.
    • Hepatitis and its effects.
    • Initial symptoms of Hepatitis and the importance of early detection.
    • Infection
      • The most common sources of infection, including needles, bites, and skin abrasions.
      • Types of infectious materials that may transmit bloodborne pathogens.
      • Prevention
        • Exposure Control Plans and how they help facilities limit exposure to these diseases.
        • Standard Precautions that should be included in and Exposure Control Plan.
        • The importance of biohazard “labeling”.
        • “Regulated Waste” such as bandages, needles, scalpels, and certain containers.
        • Activities that might expose you to bloodborne pathogens.
        • Engineering Controls and how certain equipment can help limit exposure.
        • Housekeeping Practices to limit the spread of pathogens.
        • Using the proper PPE when in possible exposure situations such as utility gloves, masks, and eye shields.
        • Vaccination as the first line of defense against Hepatitis.
        • What to immediately do if you are accidentally exposed to a potential infection.
        • Working with your healthcare provider and employer after an exposure to a bloodborne pathogen.