Q&A: Training for bloodborne pathogens

OSHA Healthcare Connection, June 9, 2009

Q: When does OSHA require bloodborne pathogens training?

A: The standard requires training:

  • At the time of initial employment
  • At least annually thereafter
  • Whenever a change in an employee's responsibilities, procedures, or work situation affects the potential for occupational exposure

Enforcement Procedures for the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens instructs OSHA officers to verify compliance during an inspection.