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Bloodborne Pathogens


Bloodborne pathogens pose a real threat to the health and safety of workers whose occupations require them to work closely with or exposes them to body fluids.

Our program covers basic information about bloodborne pathogens, comprehensive details regarding exposure and post-exposure control measures, as well as the preventive methods that can be used to minimize occupational exposure.

Course objectives:

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • List the different types of Bloodborne pathogens
  • Identify the routes of transmission
  • Identify the different occupations at risk of exposure
  • Create exposure control measures
  • Create post-exposure control measures
  • Recognize how to report exposure incidents

Target Audience: Healthcare workers, dental workers, tattoo artists, emergency responders, childcare and school workers, hotel housekeepers

Course Timeframe: 4hrs

Course Materials: Participant manual, wallet card, record of attendance

Legislative Reference:

Occupational Health and Safety act s. 25. 2(d)

Ont. Reg. 833 Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents s 3. (1)

Ont. Reg. 851 Regulation for Industrial Establishments s. 130

Ont. Reg. 860 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) s. 6(1)

Excerpt taken from the Industrial Establishments

130. A worker who may be exposed to a biological, chemical or physical agent that may endanger the worker’s safety or health shall be trained

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Occupational Safety Group

3330 Dingman Drive

London, ON N6E 3W8 Canada

TEL: 519.850.4000

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