Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens & Needlestick Prevention


Exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials can be dangerous for health and such infections are caused by bloodborne pathogens including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS viruses.

Workers who are exposed to such bloodborne Pathogens as part of their professional responsibilities are mandated to follow the federal law which emphasise that appropriate training must to given to workers and also recommend that such people are vaccinated for Hepatitis B infection.

Our online safety course addresses the safety requirements for workers who are exposed to bloodborne pathogens and Needlestick infections in their occupational activities.

Governing regulations

This online course has been formed to satisfy the training formalities for the OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.1030 standards which provides standard regulations for workers to protect against Bloodborne Pathogens and infections from unsterilized needles.

Course Overview

This online safety course provides an overview of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) prescribed safety standards for protection against Bloodborne Pathogens, regulations and compliance standards, nature of infections and diseases, latest updates on preventive techniques and safe practices. The participants will also get to know the real life scenarios where people can be exposed to needlestick infection or injury, potentially dangerous pathogens workers may be contracted at workplaces, and prevention methods.

Who Must Take this Course?

Workers who are associated with health care activities and are exposed to potentially infectious materials such as blood and other infectious materials should join this course. These workers and others who are associated with such environments should be protected from the contact of mucous membranes, body fluids, blood or any other OPIM that can be instrumental to trigger infection and diseases.

Course Format

Our OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens & Needlestick Prevention Training course has been bundled with expert-made content ideal for students coming from various geographical locations, graphical and audio explanations, good number of practice questions and case studies for students to clear the final exam.

All successful candidates will be provided with hard copy of completion certificate along with a wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each candidate will be given 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this online training course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
    • Key Terms
    • Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
    • Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act
    • Requirements of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Ways Bloodborne Pathogens are Transmitted
    • Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)
    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    • Symptoms and Stages of HIV
    • Treatment for HIV
    • Hepatitis B
    • HBV Signs and Symptoms
    • HBV Treatment
    • Hepatitis C (HCV)
    • HCV Treatment
  • Occupations with Risk Exposure
    • Body Art
    • Correctional Department Workers
    • First Responders
    • Maintenance and Waste Workers
  • Employee and Employer Rights and Responsibilities
    • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Training
    • Communicating Hazards and Labeling
    • Exposure Control Plan
    • Elements of an Exposure Control Plan
    • Housekeeping
    • Sharps Injury Log
    • Record Keeping
  • Precautions, Controls, and Guidelines
    • Universal Precautions
    • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
    • Needleless Systems and Engineered Sharp Protection
    • General Safety Practice Review
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Available PPE
    • Laundering PPE per the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
    • Removal of PPE
  • Exposure Occurrence
    • Procedures for Exposure Incident
    • Post-Exposure Evaluation
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam