Q: Is a downloadable PDF or training program
OSHA compliant? No! OSHA 29 CFR Regulations
states that: The Employer must provide an opportunity
for interactive questions and answers with the person
conducting the training session. 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(N)
Q: Can we just do the training ourselves? No!!
The person conducting the training shall be
knowledgeable in the subject matter covered by the
elements contained in the training program as it relates
to the workplace that the training will address.
Q: According to OSHA, what is an "Exposure Control Plan?"
Each employer having an employee(s) with occupational exposure as defined by paragraph
(b) of this section shall establish a written Exposure Control Plan designed to eliminate or
minimize employee exposure. 1910.1030(c)(1)(i)
The Exposure Control Plan shall contain at least the following elements:
The schedule and method of implementation for paragraphs (d) Methods of Compliance, (f)
Hepatitis B Vaccination and Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow-up, (g) Communication of
Hazards to Employees, and (h) Recordkeeping; the procedure for the evaluation of
circumstances surrounding exposure incidents as required by paragraph (f)(3)(i) of this
standard; ensure that a copy of the Exposure Control Plan is accessible to employees in
accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1020(e).
Q: How often do we need the training?
The employer shall train each employee with occupational exposure in accordance with the
requirements of this section. Such training must be provided at no cost to the employee and
during working hours. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee
participation in the program. (1910.1030(g)(2)(i) Training shall be provided as follows:
At the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may take place; and at
least annually thereafter for all employees and shall be provided within one year of their
previous training. 1910.1030(g)(2)(i)-(iv)
Q: I use Independent Contractors so how can I make them be compliant?
There is nothing illegal about requiring an IC to abide by a certain set of standards regarding
patient care. The training the IC receives, while not required by OSHA because they are
"independent" and not an "employee" is considered "best practice" in the industry and gives
the IC and the courier company that utilizes that IC, a highly marketable skill. As an added
bonus, we offer the option to have the IC pay us directly for training so you can be assured
that your company is out of the loop and that ensures the IC status remains "independent."
|OSHA requires that the employers shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program. Training
shall be provided as follows: (a) At the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may take place; (b) At
least annually thereafter, within one year of their previous training; (c) shall provide additional training when changes such as
modification of tasks or procedures or institution of new tasks or procedures affect the employee's occupational exposure. The
additional training may be limited to addressing the new exposures created. The material must be appropriate in content and
vocabulary to educational level, literacy, and language of employees and with an opportunity for interactive questions and
answers with the person conducting the training session. In addition, the person conducting the training shall be knowledgeable
in the subject matter covered by the elements contained in the training program as it relates to the workplace that the training will
|Integrity Medical Courier Training offers courier companies
a comprehensive training seminar that meets all OSHA
Bloodborne Pathogen Standard Regulations
(29 CFR 1910.1030).
Issues covered during the training session and in the manuals include:
Administrative Requirements, OSHA compliant record-keeping, Medical Definitions, H.I.P.A.A., Transportation
Guidelines, Specimen Integrity, Incident Plan and OSHA Guidelines pertaining to the medical courier.
The manuals also provide Quick Reference Guides for Dry Ice usage, MSDS, Spill Procedures, a checklist for
Dispatchers, Hepatitis B & C and Formaldehyde Fact Sheets, Reproducible Documents including Incident Report
Pages, Employee acknowledgement (signature) Pages and Prevention Pages, and Disaster Preparedness.