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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 17: Bloodborne Pathogens


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  • Why the issue of bloodborne pathogens is important to the law enforcement community.

  • Vocabulary and fundamental principles relative to bloodborne pathogens.

  • Steps for protecting officers from having contact with infectious bloodborne pathogens.

  • Decontamination and follow-up procedures.

  • OSHA standard for an exposure control plan.

This lesson has been designed to help satisfy the bloodborne pathogens training requirement in Iowa Administrative Code section 501-8.1(1)(e), which references the related OSHA standard. This course has been reviewed and approved by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

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