Skip links

Bloodborne Pathogen Training


Bloodborne Pathogen Training

Bloodborne Pathogen Training program is essential for employees who may encounter blood or other potentially infectious materials in the course of their work, and it is mandated by federal and state regulations.

Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.1030 by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and 8 CCR 5193 by California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA), poses significant health risks.

This training is crucial for those who render emergency medical care or handle blood, including individuals in bio-tech R&D, janitorial staff, and first aid responders.

Our program focuses on preventing the transmission of bloodborne diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV, which can have severe consequences on health. Our training covers the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens, necessary precautions, required protective measures, information about hepatitis vaccines, and procedures to minimize the risk of exposure.

Our informative session takes approximately 1 hour, ensuring that your employees are well-prepared to protect themselves and others in the workplace.

Regulatory bodies
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA)
Who needs it

Occupational exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens regulation 29 CFR 1910.1030 (Federal OSHA) and 8 CCR 5193 (California OSHA) cover employees who, as a result of doing their job, could come in contact with blood or other potentially infectious material through the eyes, skin, nose or mouth, or under the skin by means of puncture with a sharp object such as a blade or metal shaving, a needle-stick, cut, or human bite.

It is about preventing on-the-job transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C, both diseases that affect the liver, and the HIV virus which causes AIDS.

Required for employees who render emergency medical care (in-house first aid team) or handle blood in their work. The regulation covers all employees for whom it could be reasonably anticipated as the result of performing their job duties to have occupational exposure (skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact) to blood or blood borne pathogens (Hepatitis B or HIV) as the result of performing their job duties. Generally bio-tech R&D, janitorial staff, and people required to respond to first aid emergencies are required to have this training.

Employees covered by this requirement must have training annually.

Regulation reference
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
  • 8 CCR 5193
What our training provides:

The course covers information about risks of Bloodborne Pathogens (most common – hepatitis and AIDS), precautions to be taken, protection to be worn, info about hepatitis vaccines, and the procedures required to reduce the risk of exposure.

The session is approximately 1 hour.

Request a Free EHS Compliance Assessment

Contact us

When is bloodborne pathogen training required?
Annually for all employees with occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material.

What topics must the training cover?
Epidemiology, symptoms, and transmission of bloodborne diseases; safe work practices and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); exposure incident response.

How should training be documented?
With records listing dates, trainer name, topics covered, and signatures of attendees.

Who can provide the required training?
Anyone knowledgeable in the standard requirements and effective teaching methods. Please Contact Us to get support or request a Bloodborne Pathogen Training. Our skilled team of EH&S specialists is ready to assist you.

What must be covered regarding personal protective equipment?
Proper use, selection, removal, handling, decontamination, and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Does the training need to be tailored to specific tasks and exposure risks?
Yes, it should reflect the tasks and exposures workers will encounter.

When is additional or follow-up training required?
If tasks, procedures or exposures change which affect occupational exposure.

How long do training records need to be retained?
At least 3 years from the date of training.

What are penalties for lack of training under the standard?
Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) fines, citations, and other enforcement actions.

Does training need to cover post-exposure evaluation and follow-up?
Yes, the exposure incident response process must be covered.

Can supervisors provide the training?
Yes, if they are qualified on the material and effective in instruction.

Does the training need to be interactive?
Yes, Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) recommends incorporating interactivity and engagement.

Is online or self-paced training acceptable?
It may supplement but not wholly replace interactive live training.

Do employees need to receive their titer results?
Yes, titer results must be provided after hepatitis B vaccination.

Can bloodborne pathogen training be combined with other trainings?
Yes, it can be combined effectively with HAZWOPER or first aid training.

Who enforces the bloodborne pathogen training requirements?
Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) and state OSH agencies ensure training is conducted properly.

Does the training need to be provided annually?
Yes, annual refresher training is required under the Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) standard.

Are contractors or temporary employees included?
Yes, any workers with occupational exposure must be trained.

Can employees decline required training?
No, the training is the employer’s obligation and is mandatory.

What exposures typically trigger the training requirement?
Reasonably anticipated contact with blood, bodily fluids, or tissue.