As a Tattoo, Body Modification professional or Permanent Makeup Artist, you are exposed to blood as a daily part of your job, this puts you at risk for exposure to Hepatitis B and C, HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and other bacteria and viruses carried in the blood. In order to ensure you and your clients are protected against these bloodborne diseases it is crucial to have bloodborne pathogens training, testing and certification. For those of you who already have one, you will know this should be updated yearly to ensure you stay up to date.
The course on offer is an online course that is in accordance with OSHA Standards.
The course objectives are as follows:
- General explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
- An explanation of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
- An explanation of how to obtain a copy of the employer's exposure control plan
- An explanation of the appropriate methods for recognizing tasks and other activities that may involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials
- An explanation of the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure including appropriate engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment
- Information on the types, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination and disposal of personal protective equipment
- An explanation of the basis for selection of personal protective equipment
- Information on the hepatitis B vaccine, including information on its efficacy, safety, method of administration, the benefits of being vaccinated, and that the vaccine and vaccination will be offered free of charge
- Information on the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials
- An explanation of the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method of reporting the incident and the medical follow-up that will be made available
- Information on the post-exposure evaluation and follow-up that the employer is required to provide for the employee following an exposure incident
- An explanation of the signs and labels and/or colour coding required
- An opportunity for interactive questions and answers with the person conducting the training session