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Bloodborne Pathogens Retraining (EHS 0738)
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BBP INTRODUCTION
BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGEN (BBP)
PREVENTION/
EXPOSURE CONTROL
INCIDENT RESPONSE
QUESTIONS
BIOSAFETY MANUAL
 
 

This is an annual on-line retraining course to be taken after completion of the initial classroom Bloodborne Pathogens Training course (i.e., EHS 0735), Click here to sign-up for the initial EHS 0735. Proceed through this webpage to take the EHS 0738 retraining.

This training provides an annual review of bloodborne pathogen exposure control principles, practices, and requirements as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This training is required for all personnel who work with human blood or blood products or human tissues, fluids, or cells that are considered "other potentially infectious materials" (OPIM) as defined by OSHA. Please review the following questions to determine if you are required to maintain this training:

DO YOU

  • handle human blood products, such as whole blood, plasma, serum, platelets, or white cells?
  • handle human body fluids such as semen, cerebrospinal fluid, vaginal secretions, joint fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, or amniotic fluid? Note - The following human secretions that do not contain blood are NOT covered: urine, feces, vomit, tears, sweat, sputum, nasal secretions, and saliva.
  • work with animals, such as primates that are infected with hepatitis B or other blood borne pathogens OR perform tasks where such animals are housed?
  • handle unfixed human tissue, organs, or primary cell strains? (e.g., tissues soaked in chemical preservatives such as alcohol or formaldehyde are "fixed")?
  • work with hepatitis B virus or other blood borne pathogens or with preparations, such as liquid solutions or powders containing the hepatitis B virus?
  • handle blood, blood products, body fluids or unfixed tissues or organs of animals infected with the hepatitis B virus or other blood borne pathogens?
  • handle sharp instruments such as knives, needles, scalpels, or scissors which have been used by others working with human blood or other potentially infectious materials to include human organs, tissue or body fluids OR used by others working with similar body parts and fluids from animals infected with the hepatitis B virus or other blood borne pathogens?
  • enter areas where other individuals work with human or animal blood, body fluid, tissues or organs which are infected with the hepatitis B virus or other blood borne pathogens AND perform tasks where any of the previously mentioned body substances may come into contact with the laboratory worker's unbroken skin, broken skin, or mucous membranes?
  • perform tasks which may potentially result in the lab workers exposed skin or mucous membranes coming in contact with human or animal blood, body fluids, organs, or tissues which are infected with the hepatitis B virus or other blood borne pathogens?

If your answer was YES to any of these questions, then you are considered to be at occupational risk of contracting HBV or other blood borne pathogens.

Please begin the Bloodborne Pathogen's Training Program.

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Last updated 2/25/11