Bloodborne Pathogen Training

Overview

Forensic professionals are frequently in contact with blood and other body fluids that pose a risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.  Since duties involve potential occupational exposure, forensic professionals are covered by the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard written by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.  Part of this standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030) is required annual training.  This training course is designed to be in compliance witht the training requirements of the standard.  One of the requirements of the annual training is that there be an open forum for questions and answers, to meet this requirement a discussion board will be available for open communication.  While this course is geared toward forensic professionals, anyone that has to take bloodborne pathogen training can take this course as well.

Cost: $99.00. This course takes 15 hours to complete, on average.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the contents of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030
  • Define epidemiology and identify the symptoms of bloodborne diseases as well as the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
  • Describe the contents of an exposure control plan and actions to take in case of an emergency
  • Discuss the methods that will prevent or reduce the possibility of exposure
  • Discuss the information regarding the Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Identify the signs, labels, and color coding requirements for bloodborne pathogens.

Course Structure and Schedule

This is a non-credit course offering 2.8 ILUs.  (What is ILU?)  Average completion time for the course is 15 hours.  The course cost is $99.00 per registration.  A proof of completion will be issued to students successfully meeting course requirements.

Table of Contents:

Unit 1:  The Standard

Unit 2:  Bloodborne Diseases

Unit 3:  Exposure Control Plans

Unit 4:  Risks to the Forensic Professional

Unit 5:  Hepatitis B Vaccination

Unit 6:  Handling Exposures

Unit 7:  Signs, Labels, and Color Coding

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this class.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does this training meet the OSHA requirements?
  • Answer:  This course was created around the list of requirements set forth by OSHA but is not considered official OSHA training.
  • Will this training count for the bloodborne pathogen training required by my agency?
  • Answer:  Before registering for this course, please check with your safety officer or quality assurance manager to see if this course can be used as part of your bloodborne pathogen training.

Computer Requirements

  • Mozilla Firefox (recommended) or Internet Explorer
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • QuickTime
  • Macromedia Flash Player
  • Java

(Free software plug-ins are available in the Getting Started area of the course.)

 

Basic computer skills required (i.e. turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc.)  The course is user-friendly but support is available if needed.

 

 

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Instructor Information

Sarah is a Instructional Coordinator with Forensic Science Initiative. She has a Bachelor's in Biology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Sarah has also earned her Master's in Forensic Science from Towson University. During her graduate studies, Sarah was involved in research funded by the NIJ. The project focused on finding new serological tests using DNA as the substrate. Her responsibilities include assisting with online classes, developing a relationship with vendors, and helping with training. Sarah is a native of Wyckoff, NJ. Contact: sarah.ellis@mail.wvu.edu, 304-293-9540.


Kelly Ayers is an instructional coordinator with Forensic & Investigative Science Outreach. Prior to coming to WVU, Kelly was employed as a forensic services technician with the Asheville, NC Police Department. While there, she was qualified as an expert in forensic identification in North Carolina Superior Court and was published in the Journal of Forensic Identification. She has an undergraduate degree with a double major in Philosophy and Biology from Frostburg (Maryland) State University and was the first graduate of the West Virginia University Forensic Identification Program. Since joining FSI, Kelly has become an IAI Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and received her Master of Science in Forensic Science Administration from Oklahoma State University. She is responsible for instructing several continuing education courses, courses in the Forensic & Investigative Science Minor, and crime scene related on site courses. Contact:  kelly.ayers@mail.wvu.edu  304-293-0323

Registration Information 

Registration is accepted year-round for this course. Click on the "Register Now" button at the top to register online through our secure server. You will be receiving email with your online course access information within five working days. Please check your spam or junk folder in case the confirmation email was misplaced there. Call 1-800-253-2762, or email WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu if you have any questions. Major credit cards are accepted.

Check our FAQ page for refund policy and class access information.

Group Discount

We offer discounts for groups over 10. All individuals in the group need to register for the same course to take advantage of the discount. Discount rates vary by group size as follows:

  • 10-20 people 10% off
  • 21-30 people 15% off
  • 31-40 people 20% off
  • Above 40, contact fsi@mail.wvu.edu for special pricing

How to register for a group discount:

  1. One contact person for each group registers.
  2. Click on “Register Now” button at the top of the page.
  3. Click on “add to cart” to add course to cart.
  4. Sign into online registration system with existing account.
  5. If not, click on “Create New Profile.”  Choose “Create a Student Profile (single user).”  Create your profile.
  6. How many students to register?  Enter total number of students in your group.
  7. Checkout with credit card.
  8. Send a list of each student(s) contact information to fsi@mail.wvu.edu  (Include full name, email, phone, date of birth).
  9. Course access instructions will be sent by email within 5 business days.


Check our FAQ and Refund Policy for refund and class access information.