Bloodborne Pathogens is designed for individuals who may be exposed to blood and body fluids during
the performance of their work and who wish to gain a more thorough understanding of bloodborne
pathogens, the prevention of occupational exposure, and exposure follow-up.
Who Should Take the Course?
This course is designed for individuals who may be exposed to blood and body fluids during the performance of
their work including, but not limited to healthcare professionals, emergency responders, public safety workers,
laundry and housekeeping workers.
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the basic ability to recognize the hazards associated with
occupational exposure to blood and body fluids; be familiar with the steps to prevent exposure to bloodborne
pathogens; and to know the steps that should be taken following exposure to blood and body fluids.
The course is presented in 4 modules:
1. Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
2. Bloodborne Pathogen Regulations
3. Workplace Programs and Personal Protection
4. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Follow-up
At the end of each module, there is a test. Participants must successfully complete the test before continuing to
the next module. Participants that do not achieve 80% can review the module content and try as many times as
necessary to advance and complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making
each test unique.
Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.
This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at anytime and can resume where they left off.
The duration will depend on the individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter. On
average, the course will take between 3 – 4 hours to complete.