This course is intended for people who need Infection Control Training in New York, according to the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 standard, as part of their job requirement because they may face occupational exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and infectious disease.
This course is approved by New York State Education Department (NYSED) and New York Department of Health (DOH).
Expectations and Goals
The purpose of the Standard is to teach relevant personnel in various settings to limit occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials because any exposure could result in transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens that could lead to disease or death.
The goal of the infection control training requirement is to:
1. Assure that licensed, registered, or certified education & health & body art professionals understand how bloodborne pathogens may be transmitted in the work environment: patient to healthcare worker, healthcare worker to patient, and patient to patient;
2. Apply current scientifically accepted infection prevention and control principles as appropriate for the specific work environment;
3. Minimize opportunity for transmission of pathogens to patients and healthcare workers; and
4. Familiarize professionals with the law requiring this training and the professional misconduct charges that may be applicable for not complying with the law.