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Course Name: Bloodborne Pathogens
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Exposure to bloodborne pathogens may occur through inhalation of infectious aerosols, ingestion of contaminated materials, direct contact with mucous membranes, or through the skin via open wounds or punctures with contaminated sharps. Anyone that comes in contact with human blood, body fluids, or Other Potentially Infectious Material (OPIM) is at risk!

flag redThis course is designed to train UAB Campus Employees on the principles and requirements of the OSHA BBP Standard. If you are not a UAB Campus Employee, more thorough training may be needed, particularly in regard to your reporting and exposure response procedures, which will differ from those outlined herein. If you have any questions, please call UAB’s Department of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) at (205) 934-2487.

Who is Required to Take This Course?
This course is required for anyone that works with pyrophoric chemicals at UAB. This training applies to all laboratories – both clinical and research. You will receive credit for this course upon successful completing of the assessment. The ultimate goal of this training is to advise the campus community how to use, store, and dispose of pyrophoric/water reactive chemicals in a manner that will minimize risks to personnel, facilities, and/or environment.

This training is required every 2 years.

Who is Required to Take This Course?
This is an online course and is required for any Principal Investigator (PI) that will be applying for a Controlled Substance Use Authorization (CSUA) Number. Only PI’s are allowed to apply for a CSUA Number. This course will show you how to apply for a CSUA, how to maintain it, and the responsibility of everyone involved.

The Working Safely with Nanotechnology (OHS_HS240) course is now online.

This, and HS239: Nanotechnology Awareness, are both required for all personnel working in laboratories engaging in research that involves the manipulations of engineered (not naturally occurring) nanomaterials.