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:
- 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
- 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
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