Blood-Borne Pathogens Training – Complying Without the Mandate

Most employers are aware that OSHA mandates health bloodborne pathogen training for all employees who are subject to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. OSHA regulations, in part, specifically states: "The employer shall train each employee with occupational exposure in accordance with the requirements of this part of the training must be provided at no cost to the employee during working hours, The employer shall institute a bloodborne pathogens course and ensure employee participation in the program. Training shall be provided as follows:

• At the time of initial assignment to tasks where exposure may occur and

• At least annually thereafter "

Although most health employers aware of their responsibility to comply with federal legislation, many entrepreneurs fail to recognize the real value of instituting a comprehensive bloodborne pathogen training program – creating a safe working environment for all employees of the facility subject them to blood-borne pathogen exposure.

OSHA and Safety Act passed in 1970 for several reasons: The most important thing to ensure safe working conditions and healthy for men and women work. Although health employers forced to obey federal law, they must consider the following benefits to their practice apart from OSHA initiatives:

• Increased productivity

• Increased Revenue

• Increased efficiency

• Employee retention

• Reduction in recruitment costs

• Reduction of costs associated with new employee orientation

• Reduction in workers' compensation premiums