BPS Course Overview
Students enrolled in bloodborne pathogens safety training courses from The National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP) gain a comprehensive understanding of these agents and the risks associated with exposure to human bodily fluids like blood. This course covers information about the common infectious pathogens, how exposure occurs and how to respond to potential exposures.
Our bloodborne pathogens safety program also covers:
- Universal precautions to prevent pathogen exposure.
- Proper personal protective equipment procedures.
- How to create a bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan.
- OSHA regulations and compliances for exposure to infectious materials.
Specialists who complete the BPS curriculum will be able to develop and implement plans that meet national safety compliance standards for workplace bloodborne pathogens exposure risks. They’ll prevent exposures through safety precautions and procedures and have strategies in place for treatment if someone is exposed.
Following course completion, students will be required to take a comprehensive exam to evaluate their understanding. You must score 80% or better on the exam to receive your Blood Pathogen and First Aid Treatment Specialist certificate. The BPS course takes about 8 hours to complete depending on your existing knowledge of bloodborne pathogens and workplace safety. Students will receive 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) for ongoing learning.
Upon successful completion of this topic, the student will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to:
- Define bloodborne pathogens and those illnesses that pose the most serious health threats in the workplace.
- Describe the methods by which bloodborne pathogens can be transmitted.
- Define the approach of universal precautions and identify the various engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment control measures that are available.
- Identify the key elements of an Exposure Control Plan, to include a Hepatitis B Vaccination Program.
- Describe the medical evaluation program and follow-up procedures once an exposure incident has occurred.
- Identify the actions to be taken once an exposure incident has occurred, including first aid and other medical services.
- Define first aid and the requirements associated with the provision of services to workplace employees.
- Describe the major components of a first aid training program provided to employees.