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. (AVAILABLE SPRING 2015)
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
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. (AVAILABLE SPRING 2015)
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
There are no prerequisites for this class.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Interested in a group discount? Please contact the Continuing & Professional Education office at (304) 293-7570 or email us at WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu for a coupon code.