Bloodborne Pathogens Online Training

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BBP online training, designed by trainers with 15+ years of onsite training experience. The estimated time for this training is 60 – 90 min.

  • OSHA-Authorized: OSHA-authorized courses that are reviewed yearly & updated to meet the latest standards.
  • Instant Access: After purchasing, you'll have immediate access to the online course.
  • Printable Certificates: Upon completion, you will receive a printable certificate and OSHA wallet card.
  • For Businesses: We offer company accounts and bulk discounts.


What’s in the Bloodborne Pathogens Course?

Our Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Training course is regulation aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on transmission, precautions, post-exposure, case studies, and more. This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 60 – 90 min.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Employers

OSHA Requirements: This course meets the following OSHA Requirements:

  • 29 CFR 1910.1030 – Bloodborne Pathogens
  • 29 CFR 1910.151 – Medical Services and First Aid
  • 29 CFR 1915.1030 – Toxic, Hazardous Substances, Exposure
  • 29 CFR 1926.25 – Disposal of Sharps, Hazardous Waste
  • 29 CFR 1926.20 – General Safety and Health Provisions, Training
  • 29 CFR 1926.21(b)2 – Training, Education, Hazard Recognition
  • OSH Act of 1970, 5(a)(1) – General Clause

Why Take Our Online Bloodborne Pathogen Certification Training?

Our online training course provides a substantial, thorough, and effective way to learn how to work safely. We’ve been providing industry-specific safety training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years.

The online course meets the classroom requirement for occupational safety training. It also includes a proficiency checklist that employers can use to perform a practical evaluation, in accordance with standards and regulations.

We have fine-tuned this training to provide you with the best experience possible. Our robust training approach gives an interactive experience that helps learners retain information and apply it on the job site, preventing costly accidents and fines. Safety training is an investment. That is why hundreds of companies and individuals all over the world trust the Hard Hat Training Series for their online training needs.

Why Buy Our Online BBP Certification Training?

  • Complete Training: First and foremost our goal is to keep you safe and save you money. Don't risk getting expensive OSHA fines because you settled for a sub-par training program that didn't cover safety topics in depth. Train using a program that helps you retain what is learned so that it is put into practice on job sites.
  • Cost-Effective: Hiring a trainer to come on-site can be expensive. In contrast, our online curriculum lowers costs while still providing a professional training experience.
  • Records Tracking System: We offer an easy-to-use management system so that if you have multiple students who are receiving the training you can have access to all records, all-terrain certificates, observation guides and more! (contact us if you would like us to quickly create a company account for you)
  • Train Your Way: You can use this online training program for new hire training, refresher training or train remotely. Access it from anywhere and work on your schedule.
  • Interactive Learning: Special reminders and quiz questions throughout the course prep students for the final exam so that it is passed the first time.
  • Corporate License: Do you want to host this course on your own server? Contact us about obtaining broadcasting rights for this and any of our other online courses.



Bloodborne Pathogen Certification & BBP Training

Pathogens are infectious microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses, that can cause life-threatening diseases.

  • Bloodborne pathogens and needlesticks are addressed specifically within OSHA Requirements for the general industry.
  • There are many different types of exposure paths.
  • All federal and state laws coincide with OSHA Requirements and regulations when it comes to safety in the workplace.


What Are Bloodborne Pathogens?

Pathogens are infectious microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses, that can cause life-threatening diseases. Similar to a parasite, these microbes can cause damage to the health and quality of life of the host. Pathogens pose a severe health risk to many employees who work in environments where they may have a higher risk of being exposed.

Depending on the characteristics of the pathogen, the disease can spread from person to person through different methods. Bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) are pathogens that can be found within the human bloodstream. In this case, they are transmitted through contact or exposure to infected blood—hence the name “bloodborne.” Other bodily fluids can potentially transmit bloodborne pathogens, this will be discussed later on.

Overall, there are only a total of about 20 types of bloodborne pathogens. Of these, three are considered the most common and are directly mentioned throughout OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standards. These three are:

  1. Hepatitis B
  2. Hepatitis C
  3. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Collectively, bloodborne pathogens are a threat to human lives and are a public health problem. It is estimated that approximately 3 million exposures to bloodborne pathogens occur annually in the United States. Within most work settings, bloodborne infections often occur when an employee is accidentally cut and comes into contact with the blood of an infected individual. This is called blood-to-blood contact, which will be covered later.


OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

All employees have a right to a safe work environment. Because of this, bloodborne pathogens and needlesticks are addressed specifically within OSHA’s standard for the general industry. Needlestick injuries are wounds caused by needles that accidentally puncture the skin. These regulations and standards provide safeguards for every employee to protect themselves against health hazards related to BBPs within their workplace.

Any workplace where there is reasonable chance that an employee could be exposed to bloodborne pathogens is required to have an Exposure Control Plan. This program is for the education and training of the employees. This education will help employees recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe working conditions involving exposure to infected blood.

The OSHA standard was revised to include the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. This revision requires employers to provide a safer environment for their employees who might be exposed to BBPs in the workplace. These requirements contain a great amount of detail concerning protocols for medical devices with points or edges (“sharps”).

The standards regarding BBPs also discuss issues that are vital for preventing exposure, along with procedures that are in place to help if someone is exposed to a bloodborne pathogen. A few examples of these would be:

  • Work practice controls
  • Vaccinations
  • Hazard communication and training
  • Recordkeeping

Strict adherence to these regulations and guidelines will reduce the risk, minimize exposure, and help prevent bloodborne pathogens’ transmission.

Universal precautions are also discussed within OSHA’s BBP standard. Universal precautions state that all blood or bodily fluids should be treated as if infected. Abiding by these rules helps to prevent contracting a disease through contact or exposure to infected materials. Unfortunately, a big factor in BBP exposure is ignorance. Studies show that 80% of people who are infected with BBPs do not show any signs, which makes it difficult for the affected person to know that they have it.

Healthcare Personnel & Bloodborne Pathogens

Employees who work in the healthcare industry are the most at-risk of being exposed to bloodborne pathogens. The healthcare industry includes people who work as:

  1. Nurses
  2. Doctors
  3. First responders
  4. Medical technologists
  5. Surgeons

Due to their high risk of exposure, standards require employers to make HBV vaccines available free of cost to all employees at risk of HBV exposure. Employees can decline the vaccination if they’ve been educated on the dangers of the virus. However, safety data shows that employees who accept the vaccination lower their chances of contracting HBV by 75%. Employees have a right to be safe, and the vaccine lowers the risk of contracting HBV through occupational exposure.


Types of Exposure Rating

Bloodborne pathogens are transmitted through exposure to or contact with contaminated blood. There are a few common ways this can occur within the workplace such as:

  • Blood-to-blood contact
  • Blood-to-mucous membrane contact
  • Ingestion of contaminated areas

All of these transmission methods put employees at risk of contracting disease. It is important that employees are aware of these methods of exposure as well as ways to avoid exposure, which will be covered later on.

Blood-to-Blood Contact

Blood-to-blood contact is the most common BBP exposure type in the workplace. Blood-to-blood contact occurs when infected blood comes into direct contact with the circulating blood of someone who is not infected. For example, an incident where an object with infected blood on it pierces someone else’s skin would be considered blood-to-blood contact.

Blood-to-Mucous Membrane Contact

The mucous membranes that are most likely to be exposed within a workplace would include areas such as:

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Lips

Inside the nose and mouth

Blood-to-mucous membrane contact occurs when infected blood makes direct contact with one of the mucous membranes on the body of someone who is not infected.

Ingesting Contaminated Material

A third way that bloodborne pathogen transmission can occur is when contaminated material is ingested by a healthy person. This may occur when infected blood comes into direct contact with food or drink and is ingested by someone who is not infected. It can also happen when infected blood contaminates surfaces that food or drink touches later. Hepatitis B, for instance, can live up to a week on a surface. During this period of time, it can infect anyone who is exposed to it.

Other Ways of Transmission

It is important to know that, despite the fact that these are called bloodborne pathogens, they can be transmitted through more than just infected blood. Other bodily fluids could also be infected. And, when exposed to these bodily fluids, it is highly possible to contract the disease as well. A few examples of these other bodily fluids are:

  1. Plasma
  2. Cerebrospinal fluid
  3. Lung fluid
  4. Saliva
  5. Mucus
  6. Amniotic fluid


Bloodborne Pathogens Training & Requirements

Under OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard, employers who have employees that are at risk of being exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials must train their employees annually, regardless of any employee’s prior training or education.


Receiving Your Certification

An OSHA certification is an official certificate of competency issued in accordance with the OSH Act of 1970. Certification is generally received after completion of an OSHA Aligned safety training course. For an in-depth analysis check out our article What Does it Mean to be Bloodborne Pathogen Certified?

An employee who has been hired to work with or around potentially infectious blood would be required to complete a BBPs safety training. After successfully completing the course, the employee would receive a certificate stating that they have been trained and are able to safely handle and work around potentially infectious blood and other bodily fluids.

Legal Requirements for OSHA: A Federal Body

OSHA is a federal agency that was established in 1970 by President Nixon, which means that all federal and state laws coincide with OSHA Requirements and regulations when it comes to safety in the workplace. Workers are entitled to a safe workplace under federal law.

Although, states are allowed to develop additional safety plans and standards so long as federal OSHA Requirements are also met. For more information check out our article Is Bloodborne Pathogen Training Mandatory?

Hard Hat Safety Trainings & Certificates

After reading about all the training standards and certificates, you must be wondering, “Well how can I get started?” You are in luck because you can start here at Hard Hat Safety Training. Our teams work hard every day to provide you with the best and most affordable training courses! Take a look at our Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course today!

Our Description of Safety

Here at Hard Hat Training, our goal is to make safety training easy and affordable. Our vision is to help companies minimize accidents and fatalities through consistent, in-depth training. Our training materials are frequently updated, which enables us to offer the most thorough, up-to-date, easy-to-use, and OSHA Aligned training options on the market today!


Our Courses

We offer our courses in different types of learning formats. We offer in-person courses, online courses, training kits, as well as our unique train-the-trainer courses! Our course catalog presents companies with over 200 training topics, with each course being fully narrated and organized to keep the mind engaged. Our narration reads exactly what is written in the training to help any employees who have visual or hearing impairments. We also offer some of our courses in Spanish!

OSHA Aligned Courses

Here at Hard Hat Training all of our courses comply with OSHA Requirements and contain the necessary safety information to be OSHA Aligned. Our Content Development and Quality Assurance teams spend hours researching so that we can provide companies with the best and most necessary information! We also update our courses to match OSHA Requirements and regulations in order to provide you with the correct information at all times. Check our our homepage for more info.


Other Training Options:

We offer two other types of training for this course. The other training types are DIY training kits and a train the trainer certification course. An identical final exam and OSHA-aligned safety training certificate applies, no matter which of the three format options you choose below.

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Our online trainings are great for those who want to learn at their own pace and on their own time. Online trainings can be completed from any location, eliminating the need for expensive seminars.

Employers can assign employees specific trainings and keep track of their progress and exam scores. We also offer group trainings, company accounts, and even bulk discounts for businesses.

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Training Kit

Our kits are the perfect resource for those who want the freedom of training employees themselves. Unlike traditional trainings that are taken once, the kit offers a complete initial training as well as activities and materials to train employees long after they’ve been certified.

These materials include practical evaluations, exams, toolbox trainings, accident profiles, ect.

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Train the Trainer

Train-the-trainer courses allow employers to take full control of the training process. Employees who take these courses are fully certified to use the training kit and train others.

This means that employers can hold training seminars and courses without the need for third-party trainers. We will also include a training presentation and materials to train others.

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When you purchase (credits) you are essentially buying seats in a virtual classroom. You may assign any employee(s) to any class(es) at any time until those (seats) have all been assigned.

Whether you are looking to save on a few guys or your whole crew, we make it affordable for everyone to get safety training. These discounts are available on all of our online trainings! Look below to see the breakdown of what you can save when you buy your course seats (credits) in bulk with Safety Provisions.

Online Safety Training FAQs

What does each online class cover?

Generally speaking, each course covers the following: 1. Overview of the Course/Introduction to the Equipment 2. Anatomy, including pre-shift inspections 3. Stability Principles 4. Common Hazards/Accident Profiles 5. Safe Operation 6. Rigging and Hand Signals (for crane courses only).

How long is the course?

Trainees go at their own pace, but in general each class (including the exam) takes anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours. We recommend planning for two or more so you don’t end up rushing through the exam.

Are these courses OSHA-aligned?

All of our Hard Hat Training online courses were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using OSHA and ANSI guidelines. But it is important to understand that by OSHA-aligned, we mean it follows to the best of our ability the best practices and safety principles put forth by OSHA. In an online format, it is not possible to cover every code for every situation or hazard across every industry. For this reason, our safety training solutions are tools to further knowledge and help employers train and/or certify their crew. But just because a course or program is OSHA-aligned it does not necessarily mean a company as a whole will be aligned or avoid citation if OSHA were to audit them. There is so much more that goes into collective company alignment with OSHA. For example, workers need to be observed applying in the field what they learned in the classroom. This observation/practical exam should be done by trainers, supervisors, or other designated competent persons. Whether you use our training kits or online courses, we provide guides to help employers do this. Other things that need to be done for ultimate alignment may include but are not limited to: addressing with your crew any gaps in the training or additional hazards or principles specific to your work situation; creating, training on, and enforcing and abiding by written safety programs (also known as plans or procedures); and performing regular inspections and risk assessments.

Are the e-learning classes up-to-date with OSHA standards?

Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training online courses are up-to-date with the latest OSHA standards. As standards change, we make changes to the courses. If you purchase any of our online courses outright, though, it will then be your responsibility to update the course in accordance with any changes to the standard.

Does this course certify or qualify me?

There is a lot of confusion among operators and even companies about what it means to be certified or qualified. Simply put, no, a course does not certify anyone, only an employer does. Or, in other words, because it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure an employee is properly trained, it is also his or her responsibility to say when the employee is “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.” The online courses, like our training kits on CD or USB Drive or even live training via a 3rd party, is just a tool to help them in doing so.

According to OSHA, all operators of heavy equipment must receive operator training. Proper training must include a classroom portion including a written exam, as well as a practical hands-on portion/exam wherein the operator is observed operating the machine. The online course satisfies the required classroom portion of the training. Upon completion of the course and written exam, the safety administrator of the company will receive a checklist which can be used to observe the trainee on the machine. When done successfully, the administrator signs the bottom of the form. At this point, unless further training is required by your employer, you have done everything required by OSHA to be considered by your employer as “certified,” “qualified,” or “competent.”

If I pass this class and exam can I take my certification and get a job anywhere?

See “Does this course certify me?” This will depend on your employer. Remember, it is their responsibility to see that you are trained and if there is ever an accident, it is they who will have to prove to OSHA that they trained you sufficiently. Because of this, while some smaller businesses may simply accept your certificate and a copy of your test, more often than not they will require you to go through their own training program. This is their right to do so. It is their further responsibility to train you in accordance with the job, site, equipment, etc. Having said that, we have fielded many calls from potential employers who wanted to learn more about the classroom portion of the training we offered. After hearing our explanation, they accepted the online class as satisfying the classroom portion of the required training and proceeded to do their own practical.

How long is the training good for?

OSHA standards dictate that safety certification needs to be completed at least once every three years. Since no online course can provide “certification,” these courses will combine with your onsite practical training to fulfill OSHA’s requirements for up to three years. Having said that, refresher training is required sooner if an employee changes sites or jobs, is asked to operate a different type of the equipment, is involved in a near-miss or accident, or is observed operating the machine in a dangerous manner.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course and exam, you will have immediate electronic access to your test, a certificate, and a checklist you can use for the practical hands-on portion of the training. Simply print them off.

How many people can use this course? Can I play it for several employees at the same time?

When a course is assigned to an employee, only that employee can take the course. There are many reasons for this, but most importantly the course is designed to train that one employee per OSHA regulations. Also, there is a final written exam at the end that will be linked to the trainee assigned. OSHA requires proof of training and if multiple people were to sit in on that one course, they would not get credit for taking it.

Can I customize the classes?

Your business’s learning portal can be completely customized for your employees including colors and logo. Additionally, if you purchase our courses outright to be used on your own company LMS (learning management system), you also get the right to rebuild them and customize them to meet your own needs. If you have Adobe Captivate, which we use to build our courses, customization is even easier.

Are SCORM/Tin Can options available for use on our own company LMS?

All of our online courses are designed to be SCORM-compatible and can be easily uploaded to your company’s current SCORM-friendly LMS. You can license their use annually or purchase them outright. Licensing or purchasing them outright does not, however, give you the right to resell or distribute our courses to parties other than those whom you are training.

If we buy or license the eLearning courses for use on our own LMS, can you customize them for us?

Yes, we have done and continue to do this for clients. Pricing depends on the extent of customization requested. Please contact us for a quote.

Can I resell these trainings?

We do have resale options available. Contact us regarding resale opportunities.

How do I Look Up My OSHA Alignment Safety Certification?

So, you have already purchased a course from us, taken the online training, and passed the certifaction exam with flying colors. Now what? Most people want to print off a copy of thier OSHA Alignment Safety Certification and keep it for your records. Learn how to do that.

23 reviews for Bloodborne Pathogens Online Training

  1. Travis K.

    Course includes audio and visual. Easy to follow.

    • Hard Hat Training

      Thanks, Travis. We’re glad the course was easy to follow throughout.

  2. John M.

    Works well for me.

    • Hard Hat Training

      Thank you for the confirmation, John. We’re glad the course worked out well for you and that you found it useful.

  3. Tatum S.

    good info

    • Hard Hat Training

      Thank you, Tatum. We strive to make our courses informative, and it sounds like that was the case for you.

  4. Gary J.

    great knowlage of bbps

    • Hard Hat Training

      We appreciate your comments, Gary. Thanks so much for the high praise.

  5. Ortiz

    The course is fine how it is. all is good.

    • Hard Hat Training

      Ortiz, thank you for affirming that the course is good. We love knowing that we have provided excellent material for you and others.

  6. Dmitrii

    Always pretty helpful

    • Hard Hat Training

      Thank you, Dmitrii, for taking the time to give us a great review. We really appreciate it.

  7. Eric G

    Pretty simple and self explanatory

    • Hard Hat Training

      We like to keep the courses as simple as possible to really help the information stick. Thanks for your great review.

  8. Brett D

    It is working good.

    • Hard Hat Training

      Thank you, Brett, for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope that you continue to use our services for your training needs.

  9. Karl R.

    was a good corse

    • Hard Hat Training

      Thank you, Karl, for leaving us some feedback. We wish we could have earned a higher rating from you, so if there is anything that you feel could be improved in the course, please let us know. Thanks again!

  10. Hailey E.

    Provided valuable information not readily known to the average individual.

    • Hard Hat Training

      Thanks for taking the time, Hailey, to leave us a great review. We’re glad that you were able to obtain the information that you needed on the subject.

  11. Jamie T.

    Its a great training tool

    • Hard Hat Training

      Thank you, Jamie, for leaving us a positive review. We’re glad that you have found our training great for what you need.

  12. Mary K.

    Thorough and to the point

    • Hard Hat Training

      Thank you, Mary, for saying such great things about the course. We’re glad the course was thorough for you and provided you with what you need.

  13. Sofia L.

    Informative and to the point but the way the course prioritizes the steps could be better. In a trauma the steps can change the order of action.

    • Hard Hat Training

      We truly appreciate your feedback, Sofia. Thank you for taking the time to leave us some things to improve the course with. We can certainly pass that along to our content team. If you notice anything else that can be improved, don’t hesitate to let us know.

  14. Emily G.

    helps workers be aware of any dangers

  15. Scott Bredesen

    A very good strait forward course.

  16. Rick Nelson

    I thought the course was well done. The info was good, pertinent. The course was longer, but it did not seem to drag on. I learned what I needed to; most was review. It was user friendly and easy to navigate. Use of case studies I like as well.

  17. jones E.

    So they know the right procedures and the right thing to do in case anything bad happens

  18. Joseph Maloney

    The content and presentation are spot on. Great info for certifying employees in BBP. Just a few interface issues, but otherwise It was easy to follow and understand plus the test questions as you go is a great way to hit home the important points.

    • Hard Hat Training (verified owner)

      What an incredible review, Joseph! Thank you so much! We try to keep our trainings informative as well as interactive. We are glad to know that you have found this to be the case. Thank you again!

  19. Greyson G.

    Easy to use and great information

    • Hard Hat Training (verified owner)

      Hello Greyson, Thank you so much! We try to keep our trainings informative as well as interactive. We are glad to know that you have found this to be the case. Thank you again!

  20. Bobby D.


    • Hard Hat Training (verified owner)

      Hello Bobby, We are glad you liked the training! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please let us know if we can help you with any other training in the future! And thanks for choosing Hard Hat Training.

  21. Hunter E

    It was very knowledgable

    • Hard Hat Training (verified owner)

      What an incredible review, Hunter! Thank you so much! We try to keep our trainings informative as well as interactive. We are glad to know that you have found this to be the case. Thank you again!

  22. Leo R.

    Nothing everything was great

    • Hard Hat Training (verified owner)

      Hello Leo, We are glad you liked the training! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please let us know if we can help you with any other training in the future! And thanks for choosing Hard Hat Training.

  23. Iram Jaramillo

    It’s a very good course and test.

    • Hard Hat Training (verified owner)

      Hello Iram, Thank you so much! We try to keep our trainings informative as well as interactive. We are glad to know that you have found this to be the case. Thank you again!

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Each employee or individual takes the online course at their own pace. Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam (Employers or managers may assign employees to specific safety courses). Quiz questions are included along the way to prepare for the final exam.

Instant access to your safety certification and wallet card is granted when the online course is completed and the subsequent online exam is passed. Once the online exam is passed, administer the practical exam. We suggest correcting any mistakes and having the trainee initial the edit on the practical exam sheet. Congratulations! You have finished your online safety training course.


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