Safety Diploma Course

Cal/OSHA Training Certification


This bloodborne pathogens online certification course creates an awareness among participants on the rules and regulations prescribed by OSHA for California under the California version of OSHA (referred to as Cal/OSHA).The topics covered in this safety training module include various bloodborne pathogens, how workers can be exposed to these pathogens in workplaces, safety practices which can prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens, responsibilities of employers and employees in creating safe and healthy work environments, compliance procedures and emergency management.

Governing regulations

To prevent workers from bloodborne pathogens at various workplaces such as health centres, hospitals and testing laboratories, California administration has developed its own OSHA-approved state regulations on bloodborne pathogens: California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5193, also known as 8 CCR 5193. This short-term course is purely focused on the Cal/OSHA standards and not the federal regulations.

Course Overview

The aim of this safety course is to create awareness on the risk factors associated with working in situations where exposure to bloodborne pathogens is possible, and safety practices and regulations which employees and employers should adopt to reduce or remove possibility of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Experienced tutors will summarize the types of bloodborne pathogens, various possibilities of exposure, symptoms, how to avoid, good work practices to make work environment safe and healthy, how to remove or isolate hazards from workplaces, how to remove hospital wastes and compliance procedures. This course focuses on California OSHA-approved state regulations and reasons to achieve compliance at workplaces.

Who Must Take this Course?

The Cal/OSHA bloodborne pathogen regulations or 8 CCR 5193, require employees who can face potential threat from bloodborne pathogens should have the clear idea of symptoms, epidemiology and mode of transmission of bloodborne pathogens.

Course Format

Students/workers joining our Cal/OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training course will get an updated course material which includes easy to understand content with graphical and audio supports, important case studies, self-check questions and a final exam.

Each student upon successful completion of this course will get hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Key Terms
    • High-risk Jobs
    • Other Potentially Infectious Materials
    • Major Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Major Causes of Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Sharps Injury Statistics
    • Applicable Regulations
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • The Three Main Pathogens-HBV, HCV, and HIV
    • HBV
    • HCV
    • HIV
  • Employer Responsibilities
    • Exposure Control Plan
    • Sharps Injury Log
    • Training
  • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
    • Needleless Systems
    • Needle Devices
    • Exceptions
    • Recommendations
    • Selecting and Evaluating Engineered Sharp Protection
    • Prohibited Practices
    • Handling Contaminated Sharps
    • Handling Other Waste
    • Handling Specimens and Contaminated Equipment
    • Cleaning and Decontaminating the Workplace
    • Hygiene
    • Laundry
  • Other Safety Measures
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Gloves
    • Other Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respiration Devices
    • Labels
  • Research Laboratories and Production Facilities
    • General Practices
    • Training Requirements
    • Production Facilities
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam