While the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Standard was originally released in 1992, BBPs continue to present a significant risk to healthcare providers at every level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has investigated over 50 outbreaks of BBP since 2011, often related to unsafe injection practices or breaches in infection prevention protocols, many in outpatient healthcare settings. Find out which regulations apply to your practice and best practices for avoiding exposures.
During this webinar, our expert Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CHFM, CJCP, CHSP, HEM, MEP, will provide an overview of bloodborne pathogens, exposure risks, and requirements for prevention and reporting. The discussion will include the engineering controls, written exposure plan and training requirements. Annual BBP training is required by federal OSHA regulations. All providers will benefit from a review of exposure risks and potential consequences. OSHA fines have increased significantly and are part of the public record. Protect your employees, yourselves and the reputation of your practice.
- Review the federal OSHA BBP regulations, CFR 1910.1030
- Identify the CDC One & Only Campaign requirements for safe injection practices
- Discuss who is covered under the BBP standard
- Describe how BBP are spread
- List the OSHA hierarchy of controls
- Define key elements required in the written Exposure Control Plan
- Outline the requirements for Hepatitis B Vaccination, titer and vaccine declination forms, training and record-keeping
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention campaign for safe injection practices
- Definition of bloodborne pathogens
- Engineering, administrative and workplace controls, Personal Protective Equipment
- Written Exposure Control Plan and exposure determination
- Signage, laundry and cleaning schedules
- Regulated Medical Waste Disposal
- Significant exposure and follow-up protocols
- Vaccinations, titers and declination forms
- Record keeping and training requirements
Who Should Attend:
- Licensed Independent Practitioners
- Mid-level Providers
- Clinic Managers
- Nursing Professionals
- All medical practitioners who should take Annual BBP training
About the Presenter:
Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CHFM, CJCP, CHSP, HEM, MEP, brings over 40 years of comprehensive experience in the environment of care, life safety, emergency management and infection prevention for construction. McFarlane has authored handbooks on the GHS update to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and OSHA training for Medical Facilities. She is a frequent presenter for seminars, regional conferences, and audio conferences on OSHA topics, infection prevention, hazardous materials/RCRA waste streams and emergency management. She is currently working with healthcare systems and clinics nationally to identify and mitigate risks in the physical environment.
McFarlane holds a PhD in Safety Engineering and master’s degrees in Environmental and Public Health (ENPH) from the UW-Eau Claire and Risk Control from the UW–Stout. She is a member of the Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA) Code Committee, the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). She is a FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner and has served as a healthcare subject matter expert for regional, state and national exercises.
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