Florida Communicable Diseases

Overview

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease. Funeral professionals must comply with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard as well as the Florida Communicable Disease Education rule 69K-17.0042, F.A.C., and develop an exposure control plan (bloodborne pathogen program) designed to minimize or eliminate employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens. 

This course offers an overview of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This course will describe the various bloodborne pathogens, present signs to look for, and inform funeral professionals how to properly clean and react to a bloodborne pathogen incident if it occurs. Finally, proper recordkeeping techniques are discussed to assure proper compliance.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • understand the history of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard and the requirements it imposes on employers
  • recognize proper ways to safeguard against transmission of bloodborne pathogens
  • understand how to react properly upon the occurrence of a bloodborne pathogens incident
  • describe the recordkeeping requirements that must be met to stay in compliance with the law

Designed For

Funeral professionals at all levels of experience
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