Online Body Art Bloodborne Pathogens Training Courses

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course Objectives
After completing one of our online bloodborne pathogens courses, a body artist should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of several infectious diseases of concern to body art professionals
  • Recognize body art shop tasks and procedures that have a potential for causing exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • Explain what an Exposure Control Plan is and how it can be expanded into an Exposure Control and Infection Prevention Plan
  • Use appropriate infection prevention strategies, practices, and procedures
  • List the steps to take after a bloodborne pathogens exposure incident
  • List the steps in a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
  • Describe how to use signs, labels, biohazard symbols, and color coding to communicate hazards
  • Demonstrate knowledge of body art shop record-keeping requirements

Topics Covered In Our Bloodborne Pathogens Training Courses
  • OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) in all BBP courses
  • California Code of Regulations (Title 8, Section 5193) and the Safe Body Art Act (HSC Chapter 7, Section 119300) in the California and Los Angeles BBP courses
  • Florida tattoo licensure requirements (Section 381.0775, F.S. and Chapter 64E-28, F.A.C.) in the Florida bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseases tattoo education course
  • Bacteria and viruses
  • Chain of Infection
  • Skin anatomy
  • Universal Precautions and Standard Precautions
  • Exposure determination
  • Exposure Control Plans (ECP), Infection Prevention and Control Plans (IPCP). and Exposure Control and Infection Prevention Plans (ECIPP)
  • Engineering and work practice controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Decontamination, sterilization, and waste disposal
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations
  • Bloodborne pathogens exposure incident, post-exposure evaluation, and follow-up
  • Signs and labels
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) training
  • Informed consent and client aftercare instructions
  • Record keeping
Kathy Hartman: TRAINER

Kathy is an OSHA Authorized General Industry Outreach Trainer, a California Registered Environmental Health Specialist and a consultant who specializes in promoting safe body art. Kathy has had former careers as a clinical microbiologist and as a health inspector.

Bill Hartman: EDITOR

Bill is an editor, writer, and instructor at Your Training Place and Body Art Training Group. He has worked as a public school teacher and administrator, as an adult education instructor, and has written and edited various educational materials and publications.

Lucia Hartman: INSTRUCTOR

Lucia is a registered nurse who is an instructor and consultant at Your Training Place and Body Art Training Group. Lucia's training and experience as a registered nurse have given her a comprehensive understanding of exposure control and infection prevention.