The Bloodborne Pathogens awareness program includes information that will help students understand what bloodborne pathogens are and how risks of exposure can be reduced for themselves and others.

Who should take this course?

Any employee who has a reasonable anticipation of contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of performing designated job duties, including but not limited to: Healthcare workers, Public safety personnel, Housekeeping and custodial workers, Educational and correctional workers, assigned first aid providers

Course Topics

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Other Potentially Infectious Materials
  • Safety and Prevention in the Workplace
  • Exposure Incidents and Follow Up

Both blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) may contain bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne pathogens are bacteria and viruses present in the blood and body fluids of an infected person that can cause disease to others.”