The presence of blood in a school setting, from small cuts to more serious injuries, can pose serious risks to you and others students, so it is important to take precautions if you find yourself in those situations. This awareness-level course, specifically for education professionals, teaches about the hazards of bloodborne pathogen (BBP) in the workplace and the basic controls required under OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard. You will find relevant information to your job concerning the prevention of spreading BBP and proper clean-up as well as measures to take after possible exposure.
In this course, you will:
- Identify bloodborne pathogens, their symptoms, methods of transmission, and treatments,
- Understand how bloodborne pathogens relate to you and your job as an educator, and
- Learn how to protect yourself and others while handling and disposing of blood and other potentially infectious materials in a school environment.