Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control for Tattooing and Body Piercing
This course provides training as required by OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29CFR 1910.1030). Material covered in the course includes definitions of bloodborne pathogens, modes of transmission, universal precautions, engineering and work practice controls, exposure control plans, hepatitis B vaccinations, and other information needed to the safety of the tattoo artist or body piercer.
Additional topics on infection control, aseptic techniques, and prevention of disease transmission are also included in this course. While these topics are not required as part of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, they are required by some states, and we highly recommend these topics even if it's not required in your location.
This course can be used as introductory training as well as satisfy OSHA's annual refresher requirement.
Access to Instructor
Note that the standard requires an opportunity for you to ask interactive questions and receive answers from the person conducting the training session. OSHA was asked if having a trainer available to answer any questions via email was considered to be in compliance with this requirement. In an interpretation letter OSHA states that "it is critical that trainees have an opportunity to ask and receive answers to questions where material is unfamiliar to them. Frequently, a trainee may be unable to go further with the training or to understand related training content until a response is received." Therefore, it is OSHA's policy that using an email system to answer questions is NOT considered direct access to a qualified trainer. If the qualified trainer is available through an interactive on-line exchange or via phone communication whenever a question arises, this is considered acceptable.
This training course complies with the requirement by having an online chat (AOL screen name: eduwhere) available at 1 pm - 5 pm every Tuesday (Eastern Time), 9 am - 11 am every Wednesday, and by scheduled appointment, with a toll free number to call if you have questions (866-523-9108).