Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens



A course designed to teach employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials. This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.

Course Topics Include:

• Define bloodborne pathogens
• Describe the four main steps for staying safe when facing an occupational exposure
• Discuss how universal precautions, personal protective equipment, and handwashing can protect them from infection
• Recognize warning signs and labels for biohazards
• Recall how to safely remove gloves
• Discuss how to dispose of sharps and other blood-containing items
• Identify the types of spills and methods to clean them
• Discuss their exposure control plan

Intended Audience: 

Designed specifically for workers with a reasonable chance of coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens, such as correctional officers, childcare workers, security guards, maintenance workers, school personnel, hotel housekeepers, health and fitness club staff, and tattoo artists.  It is also appropriate for members of the community who want to be prepared in the event of a bloodborne pathogen exposure.

**The American Heart Association requires you to have a current copy of the student manual for this course. The student manual is included in the cost of the class and will be distributed upon arrival on your training date.**