Bloodborne Pathogens
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Bloodborne Pathogens

Understand OSHA responsibilities in relation to the Federal Regulation for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Magnifi Group
Updated May 28, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Discuss OSHA responsibility in relation to the Federal Regulation for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  • Describe occupational exposure to blood and relative risk for acquiring HIV, HBV, or HCV.
  • List components of an exposure control plan.
  • Describe required steps following an occupational exposure of hepatitis B pathogen.
  • Discuss methods of prevention or risk reduction of occupational blood exposure.
Course Description

The mission of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect the health of U.S. workers. As part of the Department of Labor, OSHA promotes worker safety and health in every workplace in the United States. OSHA'S bloodborne pathogens standard protects employees who work in occupations where they are at risk of exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. In 1991, OSHA issued the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) to protect workers from this risk.