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Bloodborne Pathogens continue to present a significant risk to healthcare providers at every level. Find out which regulations apply to your practice and best practices for avoiding exposures.

This webinar will cover 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.

This training meets the annual requirement for bloodborne pathogen training. Your practice may be exposing employees to hazards that have long term consequences and significant potential fines. Determine if your required written exposure control plan has all of the currently required elements and exposure determinations.

OSHA fines for BBP are the number 1 citation in healthcare. (OSHA data 9/18)

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  • Definition of bloodborne pathogens
  • Engineering controls
  • 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

Physicians, licensed independent practitioners

Marge McFarlane, Ph.D., 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. Merge 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, and 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 Ph.D. 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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