This 3.5-hour course prepares trainers to present effective educational programs regarding occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Content equips trainers to meet or exceed the OSHA training requirements in 29 CFR 1910.1030(g).
Sat. April 29, 2023: 0830-1200 at Westport EMS, Westport, CT. Info/register
The program is primarily intended for emergency service applications: emergency medical services, fire/rescue, law enforcement, security, and workplace first aid and medical teams. It is also valuable for medical offices, nursing homes, daycare providers, schools, athletic trainers and coaches, and similar settings.
Chip Darius has presented this course in multiple states since 1991, updating and refining the materials to reflect the latest OSHA requirements, CDC recommendations, and industry best practices. Course content includes:
- OSHA regulations: 1910.1030, 1910.1020, 1910 subparts I and K, 1926 subparts C and D
- Federal OSHA and state-approved OSHA plans
- Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- US Public Health Service vaccination and post-exposure protocols
- Recommendations from the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
- Ties to NFPA 1500 - Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety & Health Program, and NFPA 1581 - Standard on Fire Department Infection Control Program
- Engineering controls, work practices, personal protective equipment
- Bloodborne diseases: signs/symptoms, epidemiology, transmission, susceptibility
- Hazard assessments
- Managing exposure events
- Trainer's knowledge requirements
- Liability management principles for agencies, trainers, and individuals
- Ryan White Act effect on emergency response employees
- Medical recordkeeping requirements
- Training recordkeeping requirements
- Techniques for accelerated learning in initial and refresher programs
- Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act
- Training language that should appear in the written Exposure Control Plan
- Handling contaminated laundry, uniforms, turnout gear and equipment
- Protections for employees/volunteers under age 18
- Hepatitis B vaccination and post-vaccine titer testing
- Applying these regulations in pandemic or mass-vaccination situations
Each participant receives an updated Trainer’s Kit filled with information, including:
- Scripted easy-to-use presentation notes tied to PowerPoint slides
- Applicable OSHA regulations
- Handout masters
- Quiz master and correction key
- Certificate master
- Training record forms
- Cleaning and disinfection record forms
- Exposure report forms
The course is regularly updated with the latest relevant statistics – national, state, county, and town. Trainers' frequently asked questions are addressed in the program, specific questions from participants are welcome throughout.
Following the course, the instructor is available by e-mail and toll-free telephone for answers to those tough follow-up questions.
Successful participants receive a color Certificate of Completion recognizing their professional accomplishment.