It’s likely that your medical or dental office experiences occupational exposure to blood or other body fluids containing blood. OSHA’s requirements state what employers must do to protect workers who are occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to provide information and training to workers. Employers must ensure that their workers receive regular training that covers all elements of the standard including, but not limited to: information on bloodborne pathogens and diseases, methods used to control occupational exposure, hepatitis B vaccinations, and medical evaluation, including post-exposure follow-up procedures. Employers must offer this training on initial assignment, at least annually thereafter, and when new or modified tasks or procedures affect a worker’s risk of occupational exposure.
What is a bloodborne pathogen exactly?
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms present in blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. Workers exposed to bloodborne pathogens are at risk for serious or life-threatening illnesses.
Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance Course
This course is designed for assisting employers and employees in establishing and maintaining your practice’s Bloodborne Pathogens training program. It covers the requirements established by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030, and provides the written Exposure Control Plan customized to your office. This course also includes the mandatory annual training that is required by this standard to all employees.
In addition, this course covers requirements of the standard 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communications Standard.
About the Instructor
Andi Clark, RDH, SSH is a credentialed Specialist in Safety & Health (SSH) in Healthcare through the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has field experience to function professionally in a variety of settings providing quality Health and Safety Services training. Andi is a certified instructor for CPR through the American Heart Association. She has practiced dental hygiene for more than eleven years and knows the requirements to stay both safe and compliant. Andi stays in tune with the OSHA standards regarding bloodborne pathogens compliance.
Andi brings the classroom to you — easy to work with, flexible, and available. Let TRAINING’S DONE be your complete OSHA 29 CFR training resource for your dental or medical office. The best part is at the end of Andi’s training session, you can check an important requirement off your list – TRAINING’S DONE!
If your dental or medical practice needs OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) training, call Andi today 918-577-1413!
Andi Clark, RDH, SSH