Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention

Working in any environment with a high concentration of people can increase the risk of exposure to germs and infectious agents on a daily basis. Specifically, bodily fluids can put you in danger of infection. Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease. This course is designed to provide an overview of the dangers posed by bloodborne pathogens and steps you can take to protect yourself and others from exposure. Topics covered include exposure risk, OSHA guidelines, universal precautions, personal protective equipment, and safe cleanup and disposal practices.

  1. Refresher - 15 minutes
    This course is for all school staff.
  2. Custodians (en Español) - 32 minutes
    Esta versión está diseñada para el personal de mantenimiento de la escuela.
  3. Teachers and Administration - 19 minutes
    This version is designed for teachers and administraton to prevent bbp exposure.
  4. Custodians - 23 minutes
    This version is designed for school custodial staff.
  5. Full Course - 22 minutes
    This course is for all school staff.
  6. Support Staff - 20 minutes
    This version is designed for school support staff that are not custodians
  7. Refresher (en Espanol) - 18 minutes
    Refresher (en Espanol)
Course Authors
James Vaughan
James Vaughan is president of Today's Resources, Inc., a full-service safety and health consulting firm. He has more than 30 years of direct OSHA compliance and loss-control experience and holds a BS in Industrial Technology from Eastern Kentucky University.


Karl Sommer III
Karl Sommer III has more than 14 years of safety experience, including acting as executive director of the Columbus (OH) Chamber of Commerce Safety Council and the National Safety Council Central Ohio Chapter. His responsibilities included the coordination/presentation of numerous training courses and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Workers' Compensation group rating program. Karl holds an MS in Safety and Health Management from West Virginia University.