Compliance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard in Healthcare Settings

Compliance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard in Healthcare Settings


  President and Executive Director

International Safety Center

  Product ID : AMBE-0001

  Level : Intermediate

  Duration : 60 Minutes

Dr. Mitchell is the International Safety Center’s President and Executive Director. The Center distributes the Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet®) to hospitals to measure occupational exposures to sharps injuries and other blood and body fluid exposures. Dr. Mitchell's career has been focused on public health and occupational safety and health-related to preventing infectious disease. She has worked in the uniformed services, public, private, and academic sectors. She is the 2019 chair of the Occupational Health and Safety section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Dr. Mitchell began her career as the first OSHA National Bloodborne Pathogens Coordinator and has received several Secretary of Labor Excellence awards for her work on bioterrorism and public preparedness. She holds a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a Master’s in Public Health from The George Washington University. She is Certified in Public Health as a member of the very first CPH cohort offered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Healthcare facilities struggle with compliance for the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, especially with the newer requirements from the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. This session will be delivered by a former OSHA National Bloodborne Pathogens Coordinator and will give you first-hand experience regarding some of the mistakes that healthcare facilities make that result in citations and fines. It will provide essential components for compliance and give attendees excellent resources to assist with compliance and ultimately to help protect healthcare personnel from exposure to blood and body fluids.

Areas Covered    

  • A brief history of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Exposure Control Plan
  • Engineering Controls (sharps injury prevention devices)
  • Work Practice Controls
  • Training, Education, and Competency
  • Recordkeeping, Reporting
  • HBV Vaccination
  • Waste & Disposal
  • Signage
  • Current injury and exposure data (EPINet)

Course Level - All

Who Should Attend   

  • Employee health
  • Occupational health
  • Risk management
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Infectious disease
  • HIV coordinator
  • Environmental services
  • Sterile processing personnel
  • Materials management
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Biosafety
  • Nursing
  • Surgical services
  • $200.00

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