Course Name: Bloodborne Pathogens
Course ID: 
OHS_BIO500

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?

If you are a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) campus employee with the potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens in your workplace environment, you are required to take this training.
Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Apply the precautions outlined in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
  2. Recognize the importance of an Exposure Control Plan (ECP).
  3. Identify the sources and risks of Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) in their work area.
  4. Apply the correct response procedures and treatment plan if an exposure occurs. 

A BlazerID or XIAS account is required to register for and take the course.

Registration: Follow these registration instructions.

Below you will find reference material and job aids to assist you with the bloodborne pathogens training course. After completing the course, feel free to return here and print any of the content you find useful.

Call 205-934-2487 for more information.