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Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Training is required for all personnel with a potential occupational exposure to materials that may contain bloodborne pathogens, such as human blood or other potentially infectious materials.

The Bloodborne Pathogens Training below is intended for all non-research lab personnel with a potential occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.


All research lab personnel must complete the Biosafety and Bloodborne Pathogens Training. Additional information on this training is available on the Biosafety Program's Bloodborne Pathogens Webpage.

NOTE: This Bloodborne Pathogens Training is intended only for personnel employed or affiliated with the University of South Carolina or USC School of Medicine.


1. Watch Power Point
2. Take Quiz

Occupational Exposure refers to a reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee's duties. (Back to top)

Other Potentially Infectious Materials include

(1) The following human body fluids: semen, vaginal secretions, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, saliva in dental procedures, any body fluid that is visibly contaminated with blood, and all body fluids in situations where it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids;

(2) Any unfixed tissue or organ (other than intact skin) from a human (living or dead); and

(3) HIV-containing cell or tissue cultures, organ cultures, and HIV- or HBV-containing culture medium or other solutions; and blood, organs, or other tissues from experimental animals infected with HIV or HBV. (Back to top)

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