Bloodborne pathogens can cause dangerous health hazard to people when they exposed to potentially infectious blood while doing tattooing or any other body piercing activities. If care is not taken, accidental exposure to bloodborne pathogens can cause Tuberculosis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, AIDS viruses and HIV and many other health problems due to gems, viruses and bacteria.
All body art workers have to comply with the federal law and must undergo appropriate training to understand the causes of infection, preventive measures and safety procedures. These employees too should be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.
Tattoo Artist and Body Piercers can cause infection to customers or get infected themselves too if they don’t follow standard safety methods and practices as prescribed by OSHA. OSHA standard 29 CFR § 1910.1030 regulations mandate that all Tattoo artists and Body Piercers adhere to the safety rules and regulations.
The online training course covers the safety standards and regulations, types of risks, nature of infections, reasons for taking precautions and various safety controls to be practiced to prevent workers from getting infected from bloodborne pathogens.
Who Must Take this Course?
All tattoo workers, body piercers and their employees can be exposed to infected blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). OSHA has defined such occupational exposure to OPIM as “reasonably anticipated” which can come from eyes, mucous membrane, skin, or accidental contact with blood that may result when the workers performing their works.
Our Tattoo Artist and Body Piercers OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens & Needlestick Prevention Training course has been designed with quality content prepared by safety experts, case studies, graphical and audio presentations and practice questions to clear the final exam.
Each student after the successful completion of the course will be provided with a hard copy of completion certificate along with a wallet card.
Continuing education credits?
Each participating student or employees will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this online training course.
- What the standard covers,
- What bloodborne pathogens are, including,
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- Hepatitis C
- Other pathogens, such as malaria
- Exposure hazards and contaminated sharps,
- Exposure Control Plan,
- Controls, including:
- Engineering/technological solutions
- Work practices
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Labeling and training, and
- Body art health and safety practices
- Sterile needles, razors, and equipment
- Aseptic techniques
- Sharps disposal
- Gloves and handwashing
- Disinfecting surfaces/work areas
- Sharps incident log