Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Tattooing, Body Piercing, Body Art

Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) and Infection Control Training for Body Art Professionals

Bloodborne Pathogens Training Tattooing Piercing, Body ArtOSHA Compliant Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Tattooing, Body Piercing, and Other Body Art Professionals
Approved by Major State Health Departments / Local Health Departments / Licensing Agencies
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Requirements: OSHA Mandates Every Year 

Intended Audience:  All Body art professionals who are exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) while performing their routine work functions need to receive bloodborne pathogens training. This includes:

  • Tattoo Artists
  • Body Piercers
  • Permanent Cosmetologists
  • Permanent Make-Up
  • Microblading
  • Branding
  • Scarification
  • Subdermal Implants
  • Tongue splitting
  • Transdermal Implants

This course provides training as required by OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29CFR 1910.1030). Material covered in the course includes definitions of bloodborne pathogens, modes of transmission, universal precautions, engineering and work practice controls, exposure control plans, hepatitis B vaccinations, and other information needed to the safety of the tattoo artist or body piercer. Additional topics on infection control, aseptic techniques, and prevention of disease transmission are also included in this course. While these topics are not required as part of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, they are required by some states, and we highly recommend these topics even if it’s not required in your location.

Course Objectives – Upon completion of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the purpose of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, how it applies to the body art industry, and need for bloodborne pathogens & infection control training for tattooing, piercing artists and permanent
    makeup artists.
  • Medical/health issues associated with body art industry.
  • How cross contamination and contact transmission occurs in shops.
  • Bloodborne pathogens (HIV, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus) & selected communicable diseases (Hepatitis A, Staphylococcus auerus infections, including MRSA, Tuberculosis, Impetigo, Scabies, Ringworm, Molluscum Contagiosum, Herpes Simplex, and Herpes Zoster)
    • Identification of the disease
    • Description of the infectious agent
    • Mode of transmission
    • Incubation period
    • Period of communicability
    • Prevention of transmission in the tattoo establishment
  • Know the minimum operational requirements (sanitary and safety requirements) related to the design and operation of tattoo establishments, and temporary establishments.
  • Know the Standard Precautions and available PPE to prevent transmission of bloodborne pathogens & common skin infections.
  • Know the basics of infection control, sterilization by autoclave, and aseptic techniques used to prevent disease transmission in the tattoo establishments.
  • Know the steps to take following an exposure incident.

Course Approvals/Acceptance: Biologix Solutions LLC’s online bloodborne pathogens training for body art professionals is approved / accepted by all most all State licensing agencies, local public health departments for initial and license renewal. Some States / Local Health Departments / Licensing Agencies do not endorse nor approve bloodborne pathogens classes or trainers, but accepts body art industry specific courses that meet OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29CFR 1090.1030 requirements. We strongly encourage you to check with your State/Local licensing agency for most current requirements to obtain/renew body art license and bloodborne pathogens courses accepted by them.