Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries
2023 Lesson 17: Bloodborne Pathogens
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.