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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training Mandatory for Physicians



The Occupational Safety and Health Administration does not exempt physicians from annual training requirements on  bloodborne pathogen standards. Here are some guidelines for helping docs warm up to the idea of training.



2 comments on "OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training Mandatory for Physicians"
David LaHoda (10/28/2010 at 1:56 PM)

I disagree with the above comment. Some highly educated healthcare workers either never had good or recent training in protection from bloodborne pathogens or have forgotten it. For example see "Notes from the field: YUCK! You got PUS, WHERE? (Here's the address http://blogs.hcpro.com/osha/2009/08/notes-from-the-field-yuck-you-got-pus-where/) and tell me that the doctor in that post couldn't use a refresher course in bloodborne pathogens safety. As for the baseball analogy...have you seen how poorly major leaguers are in the fundamentals of the game? Emphasizing the basics, especially when it concerns in health and safety in the workplace is usually a good idea.
JB (10/27/2010 at 7:11 PM)

I am no physician, but I'm as perplexed as they must be. I'm in the safety industry and I understand how OSHA's requirements are the same for everybody but sometimes they completely lack common sense. This makes about as much sense as making it mandatory that professional baseball players participate in "how to throw a baseball" training every year.