The Red Cross offers bloodborne pathogen training online at RedCross.com. Another bloodborne pathogen training program is available at SafeResponse.com. Completion of either program meets the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's bloodborne pathogen standards for one-year certification.
OSHA requires employees who may be exposed to blood during the course of their work, such as nurses, EMTs and first responders as well as cleaning personnel in certain industries, to acquire bloodbourne pathogen certification. Bloodbourne pathogen certification courses cover the types of pathogens that may be transmitted by blood and methods for avoiding exposure and reducing the risk of infection in those who are exposed.