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NEW: Bloodborne Pathogen Training Program

The Office of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) has developed two new online bloodborne pathogen training courses.

The introductory course is for anyone who may come into contact with human blood, Biosafety level 2 and 3 pathogens and other potentially infectious materials during their work.

Completion of the introductory training course meets the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard for Facilities Management employees. This fulfills the infectious agent training component of the Academic Health Center’s (AHC) building access requirements.

The advanced course in conjunction with the introductory class is intended for researchers (staff, students, volunteers), health care workers, and students and volunteers in the health sciences.

Completion of the two training courses meets the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard , the University of Minnesota’s Administrative Procedure Activities Involving Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) requirements for researchers (staff, students, volunteers).

Note: Bloodborne Pathogen Training is required annually for anyone who will work with human materials (e.g. human blood, human body fluids, unfixed human tissue or organ, human cell lines, etc) or bloodborne pathogens (e.g. HIV, HBV, HCV, etc). If you work with infectious agents other than human materials and bloodborne pathogens, Bloodborne Pathogen Training is required initially.

Instructions for enrollment in the training are available HERE.