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BBP for Healthcare Workers

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the bloodborne pathogens that pose the most serious health threats
  • Identify the ways HIV, HBV, and HCV pathogens are transmitted
  • Identify basic precautions to prevent exposure
  • Identify the key components of the Exposure Control Plan
  • Identify the actions to take in case of exposure to bloodborne pathogens

Available in English

30 minutes

Mobile Ready

In this lesson, you will learn how to minimize your exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • How Bloodborne Pathogens Are Transmitted
  • General Prevention Practices
  • Prevention at Work
  • Response to Exposure
  • Summary
Regulations
  • 29 CFR 1910.1030 Subpart Z
  • 29 CFR 1910.1030 Appendix A
  • 29 CFR 1904.7
  • 29 CFR 1904.8
  • CPL 02-02-069 - CPL 2-2.69
  • OSHA Fact Sheet 02/01/1993. Most frequently asked questions concerning the bloodborne pathogen standard.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Guidance Documents and Resources
  • 29 CFR 1910.1020
  • OSHA Standard Interpretations for 1910.1030 – Bloodborne Pathogens
  • UNAIDS. AIDS Epidemic Update, December, 2003.
  • Fleming, P.L. et al. HIV Prevalence in the United States, 2000. 9th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Seattle, Wash., Feb. 24-28, 2002. Abstract 11.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - HIV and AIDS - United States, 1981-2001, MMWR 2001;50:430-434
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report 2002;14:1-40
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)