|The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created by the United States Congress in 1971 as a federal agency in the Department of Labor.
OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
To help establish safer workplaces, OSHA regulations for "general industry" (29 CFR 1910) stipulate required employee training for 29 topics, as applicable to the specific work environment.
This course focuses on the responsibilities and training requirements pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.1030 – bloodborne pathogens, which covers all employees possibly contacting microorganisms present in human blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) that can cause disease in individuals who are exposed to the blood containing the pathogen.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.