OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Non-Laboratory/Non-Clinic Personnel


Who should take this training?

This training is designed for staff who do NOT work in a clinic or laboratory setting. Examples of people who should take this training include Facilities Services personnel, Tufts Police, Tufts Emergency Medical Services, and Tufts personnel whose job description includes providing first aid to staff or students. The content is aimed at staff who may perform housekeeping or janitorial duties, service lab areas/equipment, perform first aid, respond to emergencies, or perform arrests or body searches. This training must be renewed annually (every 365 Days).

Training Description

This training is composed of three required elements

  • Aninteractivevideo-based training that provides an introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. There are questions embedded in this module to check your understanding of the material.
  • A training module that supplements the above video by providing specific information related to working at Tufts, typical examples of you may encounter an exposure to BBP, how to avoid exposures, and what to do if you have an exposure to BBP while working. This module also has embedded checkpoint questions throughout the presentation. You must complete the entire module to ensure that all questions have been answered.
  • A link to the online Hepatitis B Vaccine Acknowledgement Form. Clicking the link will bring you to an online survey You may choose to accept or decline the Hepatitis B vaccine. Each employee who has risk of exposure to BBP must fill out this form to submit their choice.

This is an online training that can be accessed via the Tufts Learning Center. It must be renewed annually (within 365 days).

Guidance & Support

There other versions of this training for different settings. For help understanding your requirements contact the Biosafety Office or visit their training page.

Biosafety Training Guidance