Q&A: Qualifications for a bloodborne pathogens trainer

OSHA Healthcare Connection, November 17, 2009

Q: Who is qualified to train employees in bloodborne pathogens?

A: Section 1910.1030(g)(2)(viii)of the standard gives a broad answer, merely stating that the trainer “shall be knowledgeable in the subject matter covered by the elements contained in the training program as it relates to the workplace that the training will address.”

Read the “Ask the expert” post for more details on interpreting this section of the standard and other OSHA documents relating to it, especially as it pertains to medical and dental practices.

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