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.
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.
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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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: email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 304-293-0323
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