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Bloodborne Pathogen Training

bloodborne pathogen training
It is a legal requirement that all employees who are exposed to bloodborne pathogens have BBP training when they begin their employment. This must be repeated annually or whenever their duties change. This includes healthcare workers such as nurse aides, cleaning staff and waste removal staff.

The training needs to be presented at a level that’s correct for the worker’s level of education and training. It should be done by a knowledgeable person in the employees’ language. Several areas need to be dealt with in the training package:


  • Discuss a few of the bloodborne diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis B and C. Mention that blood can also harbor malaria, syphilis and more.
  • Discuss how these diseases are transmitted such as when the blood comes into contact with broken skin or with mucus membranes. Examine the specific potential exposure routes at your facility.
  • Summarize OSHA’s standard.
  • Outline your facility’s exposure plan. Make it available to every employee
  • Explain the procedure in the event of an accidental exposure. They should know what to do and who to contact.
  • Explain the prevention procedures such as hand washing, correct use of sharps containers, immunization, wearing protective equipment, correct disposal of contaminated waste, and the display of warning signs and labels on waste containers.