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Course Title:
Bloodborne Pathogen Training (BBP)

Course Description:
BBP Training is a 1- hour session that meets the requirements of the federal Bloodborne Pathogen standard (29 CFR 1910.1030). The training includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • International Biohazard Symbol
  • Requirements
  • Definitions
  • Transmission
  • Standard Precautions
  • Common Pathogens
  • Exposure Risk
  • Exposure Control Plan
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Waste
  • Autoclaves
  • Exposure Incidents

Who Must Attend?
BBP Training is required for those who work with human blood or bodily fluids; unfixed tissues or organs other than intact skin from a human; cell, tissue, or organ cultures or medium, or animal or human cell lines that have not been documented with the EHS Office as free from contamination of human hepatitis viruses, HIV and other recognized bloodborne pathogens. It is the responsibility of each Laboratory Director to ensure that his/her laboratory personnel attend Bloodborne Pathogen Training. This includes, but is not limited to, Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Staff, and Visitors.

When Must Initial Training be Completed?
Initial Bloodborne Pathogens Training is required prior to any work in a laboratory that may expose a worker to Bloodborne Pathogens.

How Often Must I Attend a Refresher Course?
Bloodborne Pathogens Training is required annually.

Trainer Contact Information:
Biosafety Officer at 401-863-3087

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Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Providence, RI 02912 Box 1914
Last updated on 08/24/2006