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Bloodborne Pathogens - Refresher

Introduction

Welcome!

This is refresher training only. If you have not received previous training you must attend an initial Bloodborne Pathogens training course either provided by your department; Safety and Environmental Management; or other training venue.

This training module has been divided into several pages. At the bottom of each page is a link to the next page. At the end of the training module is a 10 question test. When you have successfully completed the test (passing score 80%), you will be prompted to fill out the training documentation form. You should print the form as it is your only confirmation as a record of training.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at 581-4088.

Who is required to have Bloodborne Pathogens Training?

All employees (including work study students, teaching assistants, graduate students, etc.) with a reasonably anticipated exposure or contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) as a result of the performance of their job duties.

This training module, the University of Maine Bloodborne Pathogens Program, and the department/task specific training that you receive from your supervisor satisfies the OSHA 29CFR 1910.1030 requirements. Addressed in the training is information about:

  • The epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
  • The modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
  • Exposure control plans
  • How to prevent or reduce exposure
  • Selection of personal protective equipment
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Appropriate actions to take and procedures if an exposure incident occurs
  • Posts-exposure evaluations and follow-up
  • Signs and labels and/or color coding required

If you have an occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, you must receive initial training before you perform any tasks where occupational exposure may take place and at least every year thereafter. You must also complete training when there are changes in your responsibilities, procedures, or work situation affects your occupational exposure.