Bloodborne Pathogens FAQ

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What is Site-Specific Information?

The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard states that the employer is required to inform the employee of information about bloodborne pathogens specific to the company before any training program can be complete. This site-specific information is found in the company’s exposure control plan. The exposure control plan is a document that will likely include the following information:

  • Which job positions within the company are likely to have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  • Tasks and procedures that must be completed when an exposure to a bloodborne pathogen does occur in the workplace
  • Rules to protect employees
  • Communication of potential hazards to employees
  • Hepatitis B vaccine and post-exposure evaluation and follow up

A site-specific information review can take as little as 5 minutes, or as long as an hour depending on your employers exposure control plan.

Is there a hands-on component, or skills check required to complete the AHA BBP (bloodborne pathogens) training?

No. Currently OSHA does not require any hands-on training for this program.

How long is the AHA BBP (bloodborne pathogens) program?

This online course generally takes under an hour to complete. After the course, be sure to obtain site-specific information from your employeer.

Can I access the material after I take the course?

Yes! You will be able to access the online course for one year after enrollment.

What if I have questions specific to the bloodborne pathogens training program?

If you have any questions at all about your bloodborne pathogens training course, please do not hesitate to contact the American Heart Association National Service Center at 1-877-AHA-4CPR.

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