Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher

PREPARATION: MOTIVATION: OBJECTIVE (SPO): 1-1 The individual will demonstrate the basic knowledge required to recognize the presence of bloodborne pathogens and the precautions that can be taken to protect against them, from memory, without...


PREPARATION:

MOTIVATION:

OBJECTIVE (SPO): 1-1

The individual will demonstrate the basic knowledge required to recognize the presence of bloodborne pathogens and the precautions that can be taken to protect against them, from memory, without assistance, to a written test accuracy of 70%.

OVERVIEW:

BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN REFRESHER

   * Training Requirements

   * Scene Safety

   * Basic Precautions

BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN REFRESHER

SPO 1-1 The individual will demonstrate the basic knowledge required to recognize the presence of bloodborne pathogens and the precautions that can be taken to protect against them, from memory, without assistance, to a written test accuracy of 70%.

EO 1-1 Identify the OSHA regulatory requirements associated with bloodborne pathogens training.

EO 1-2 Identify items at the scene that could indicate the presence of a bloodborne pathogen.

EO 1-3 Identify various precautions that could be taken to protect against bloodborne pathogens.

This drill is designed to meet the annual refresher training requirement for bloodborne pathogens as required by 29 CFR 1910.1030. The session should also provide an opportunity to review any policies and procedures related to bloodborne pathogens as well as the exposure control plan.

 

I. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (1-1)

  A. Initial and Refresher Training

      1. Employers shall ensure that all employees with occupational exposure participate in a

          bloodborne pathogens training program

      2. Training shall be provided as follows

            a. At the time of initial assignment to tasks when occupational exposure may take place

            b. At least annually thereafter

  B. Employers shall provide additional training when changes such as modification of tasks or

       procedures or institution of new tasks or procedures affect the employee's occupational exposure

  C. The training program shall contain at a minimum the following elements

       1. An accessible copy of the regulatory text of the standard and an explanation of its contents

       2. A general explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases

       3. An explanation of the modes of transmission

       4. An explanation of the employer's exposure control plan and the means by which the employee

           can obtain a copy of the written plan

      5. An explanation of the appropriate methods for recognizing tasks and other activities that may

          involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials

      6. An explanation of the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure

          including appropriate engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment

      7. Information on the types, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination and disposal

          of personal protective equipment

      8. An explanation of the basis for selection of personal protective equipment

      9. Information on the hepatitis B vaccine, including information on its efficacy, safety, method of

          administration, the benefits of being vaccinated, and that the vaccine and vaccination will be

          offered free of charge

     10. Information on the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving

           blood or other potentially infectious materials

     11. An explanation of the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method

          or reporting the incident and the medical follow-up that will be made available

     12. Information on the post-exposure evaluation and follow-up that the employer is required to

           provide for the employee following an exposure incident

      13. An explanation of the signs and labels and/or color coding required

      14. An opportunity for interactive questions and answers with the person conducting the training

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