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Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace Online Course


This Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace Online Course provides important information on safe work in the presence of blood and other forms of transmission. Employees in healthcare and other industries are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and others. Workers should be aware of skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials.

Protect Yourself from Exposure to Blood or Blood-Containing Materials in the Workplace

In the Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace Online Course, you will learn:

  • What are bloodborne pathogens? How are they spread?
  • Developing an exposure control plan
  • Engineering, work and practice controls
  • Which Personal Protective Equipment is needed?
  • Emergency response
  • Warning signs and labels


The Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Workplace takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Certificate of Completion

Participants who successfully pass Online Bloodborne Pathogens Training will earn a certificate of completion which they can print out or download for their records.

What is a Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan?

The Exposure Control Plan is a written document produced by the employer that outlines the following:

  • Exposure determination which identifies job classifications with occupational exposure
  • Procedures for evaluating circumstances surrounding exposure incidents
  • Schedule of how other provisions of the standard are implemented, including methods of compliance, post-exposure evaluation and follow-up, communication of hazards to employees, and recordkeeping
  • Documentation of:
    • Consideration and implementation of appropriate commercially available and effective safe        
    • Solicitation of non-managerial healthcare workers in the identification, evaluation, and selection of effective engineering and work practice controls.

More Information:

First Aid Safety:

Providing first aid puts you at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. It is very important to wear appropriate personal protective equipment to decrease this risk. potentially infectious body fluids, you must wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, gown, and goggles or a face shield.

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Information Sheet

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention