○Bloodborne Pathogens

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed for members of the community who may come into contact with blood or other body fluids in the function of their daily jobs. This course satisfies the general Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirement for bloodborne pathogens training as well as site-specific requirements.


Common participants of this course include health and fitness staff, industrial workers, administrative support staff for business and fortune 1500 companies, occupational health offices, property management, hospitality services, and security services.


This course is designed to teach the participant basic safety principles, exposure, and clean-up protocol surrounding blood and other potentially harmful body fluids.


This course includes the following:


  • Definition and Examples of Bloodborne Pathogens
  • How to Protect Yourself from Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Actions to Take in the Event of an Exposure
  • How to Clean Up after an Exposure
  • Documenting and Reporting Exposures
  • Site-specific Protocols and Procedures (OSHA Form 300)


More information about the OSHA regulation for Bloodborne Pathogens can be found go to OSHA Regulations.


Approximate Length: 1-1.5 Hours

Required student materials: Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Student Manual


Successful performance of skills is required for completion card. There is not a written examination.

To schedule a Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course for your organization, please contact the Training Center at 202.741.2958.