Online Modules: Preventing Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare
Register to view the free on-demand pre-recorded webinars. Each module is 0.25 CNE credits.
- Module I: Current BBP Prevalence & Incidents/Injuries. Changing trends and emerging bloodborne diseases, and patterns of incidents and prevalence of exposures in healthcare settings
- Module II: General OSHA Compliance: Key elements of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, including recording and reporting requirements
- Module III: Applied OSHA Compliance: OSHA Forms, inspection protocols, and occupational health professional responsibilities regarding privacy and compliance
- Module IV: Motivating Change: Strategies to overcome barriers to change at the organizational and personal level
Download the Slides:
- Modules I-IV (pdf file)
Continuing Nursing Credit
This activity qualified for 1.00 contact hour of Registered Nurse (RN) continuing education by the Washington D.C. Board of Nursing. Course Number 20-713912.
Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH
President and Executive Director of the International Safety Center
The International Safety Center administers the Exposure Prevention Information Network (“EPINet”) which is the widest used sharps injury surveillance tool used in US hospitals and around the World. Dr. Mitchell’s career has been focused on public health and occupational safety and health related to infectious disease. She has worked in the public, private, and academic sectors. Dr. Mitchell began her career as the very first OSHA National Bloodborne Pathogens Coordinator and has received several Secretary of Labor Excellence awards for her work on healthcare worker safety. Dr. Mitchell is the 2019 Chair of the Occupational Health and Safety Section for the American Public Health Association
Elise Handelman, RN (ret.), BSN, MEd
Occupational and Environmental Health Consultant
Ms. Handelman currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Safety Center and is Adjunct Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Ms. Handelman was the Director of the Office of Occupational Health Nursing at the Occupational Safety and Health’s (OSHA’s) national office in Washington, D.C. While at OSHA she was recognized by the Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award for her work on the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Ms. Handelman’s work has been published in several peer reviewed journals and she has authored a chapter in the text book Working Safely in Health Care: A Practical Guide (2008).