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High-Risk Bloodborne Pathogen Annual Training

High-Risk Bloodborne Pathogen Annual Training



High-Risk Employees

The Office of Risk Management for the State of Louisiana requires that High-Risk Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) training be provided to personnel who can reasonably anticipate having contact with blood or other potentially infection materials during the course of their normal duties. For our purposes, high-risk employees are:


·         Athletic trainers

·         Custodial staff

·         Health Center staff

·         Campus police

·         Anyone designated as a first responder


In accordance with the Office of Risk Management, high-risk employees shall receive training upon hire and annually thereafter and low-risk employees shall receive training upon hire and every five years thereafter. 


Please review the High-Risk Bloodborne Pathogen Training PowerPoint. Upon completion of your review, please complete the High-Risk Bloodborne Pathogen Quiz. A copy of your certificate will be forwarded to the Office of Human Resources for filing.


Guidelines for Treating Contaminated Areas

1.    In the event of a serious injury resulting in release of blood or other body fluids which could contain pathogens (e.g., HIV or HBV), the first step is to treat the injured party. University faculty and staff should familiarize themselves with SUNO’s Emergency Response Team (ERT)for this purpose and direct specific questions related to bloodborne pathogens to the appropriate SUNO employees.

2.    Spilled body fluids should not be cleaned up without the appropriate protective equipment (PPE) and materials specifically designated for such fluids. In the case where spilled body fluids need clean-up, this recommended procedure is:

I.                Advise the Supervisor on duty. The supervisor should be aware of the individual(s) doing the actual clean-up and the purpose of the cleanup.

II.              Clean up the spilled fluids as follows:

a. Put on protective gloves.

b. Spread the absorbent material on the spilled body fluids, (e.g., paper towels).

c. Neutralize the potential pathogens with a 10% bleach-with-water solution or use an approved Emergency Response solution. Cover the spill for 15 minutes.

d. Use paper towels to pick up material as best possible. Place all potentially contaminated materials in a leak-proof plastic bag.

e. Sweep/mop-up any additional neutralized/absorbed fluids and place in the leak-proof bag.

f.  Clean sweep/mop materials with hot, soapy water. Lastly, remove gloves from inside-out and place in the bag.

g. Secure the bag and discard it as other trash.

h. Wash hands thoroughly in hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.


3.After all activity is completed and checked by the supervisor, the supervisor should complete Form DA200 – Incident Accident Analysis form.


Hepatitis B Vaccine for High-Risk Employees

If you are identified as a high-risk employee, you are eligible to receive a Hepatitis B vaccine at no cost to you. All high-risk employees must accept or decline the vaccination. To do so, please complete the attached acceptance-declination form. Your completed form must be turned into Human Resources. A representative from Human Resources will contact you to schedule an appointment for the vaccine.


Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any member of the SUNO Safety/Risk Management Committee.