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2019 Online OSHA Training offered

The Ohio Pharmacists Association will offer the Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training - Bloodborne Pathogens in 2019. Pharmacists and others providing immunizations and/or point-of-care tests involving blood have the potential to be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen and must meet the OSHA requirements standard, including annual live training, or risk facing fines.

Through RxCE OnDemand, OPA is offering a webinar format for pharmacists and other employees to comply with this OSHA standard.

To accommodate various work schedules this webinar will be offered:
- Thursday, May 16 @ 11 am eastern
- Tuesday, June 11 @ 11am eastern
- Thursday, July 18 @ 11am eastern
- Tuesday, August 20 @ 11am eastern
- Thursday, September 20 @ 10am eastern
- Tuesday, October 15 @ 11am eastern
- Friday, November 15 @ 3pm eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

Presenter: Donald L. Bennett, R.Ph., MBA, Clinical Assistant Professor - The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Cost: $45 for Registrants

>>>Click here to register for OSHA Training<<<

How To Attend
Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer with high speed internet. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register and again the day before the webinar.
 
Summary
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens stan­dard was revised by the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000 to include safer medical devices and an exposure control plan. Personnel who have the potential to be exposed to a bloodborne pathogen must meet the requirements of this standard, including annual live training, or risk facing fines. This includes pharmacists and others who administer immunizations or other dangerous, and/or who provide point-of-care testing involving blood. OPA is offering a webinar format for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other employees to comply with this OSHA standard. The speaker will discuss potential bloodborne hazards, safer practices designed to reduce/avoid needlestick and other sharps injuries, and effective post-exposure procedures. This program will provide the opportunity for interactive questions.

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