Safety

Q: During bloodborne pathogens training, is it okay to defer the question-and-answer part until later and then answer by e-mail?

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 30, 2005

A: No, says OSHA's Electronic mail systems and bloodborne pathogens training requirements letter of interpretation.

The standard requires "an opportunity for interactive questions and answers with the person conducting the training session." Enforcement Procedures for the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens defines interactive as "direct access to a qualified trainer during the training session." Unless you are online while the training and questions occur, your e-mail responses won't comply with the standard.

    Hospital Safety Center
  • Hospital Safety Center

    Improve compliance with hospital safety standards from The Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulators with this...

  • Healthcare Life Safety Compliance

    Created exclusively for healthcare facility managers, plant operations professionals, and directors of engineering, this...

  • Hospital Safety Insider

    Stay on top of hospital safety requirements and best practices with our free, fast-paced weekly update.

  • Basic OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your outpatient...

  • Basic Dental OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your dental...

Most Popular