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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Overview for....

Date: 11/06/2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Overview for the Healthcare Industry

Wednesday, Nov. 6 │ 10 – 11 a.m. MT
 

Target Audience
This program is geared towards facility managers, safety and health professionals, infection control managers, risk managers, nurses, quality directors/managers and other hospital staff.
 

Overview
OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens standard prescribes safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards caused by bloodborne pathogens. Its requirements address items such as exposure control plans, universal precautions, engineering and work practice controls, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, laboratories, hepatitis B vaccination, post-exposure follow-up, hazard communication and training and recordkeeping. The standard places requirements on employers whose workers can be reasonably anticipated to contact blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as unfixed human tissues and certain body fluids.

The webinar will cover compliance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and how it applies to hospitals.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview of the standard and what is required for compliance

  • Explore how to maintain proper record keeping

  • Learn about resources available for employees and employers

Speaker

Brian Oberbeck, MS, Compliance Safety and Health Officer, OSHA Denver Area Office

Oberbeck has been a compliance officer with OSHA for more than 16 years. Prior to OSHA, Brian was a Safety Specialist with the University of Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point and Colorado State University. He has degrees in chemistry and environmental health (industrial hygiene).