Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control for Tattooing and Body Piercing
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. A special section on infection control has been added to this course.

This course can be used as introductory training as well as satisfy OSHA's annual refresher requirement.

Note that the standard requires an opportunity for you to ask interactive questions and receive answers from the person conducting the training session. OSHA was asked if having a trainer available to answer any questions via email was considered to be in compliance with this requirement. In an interpretation letter OSHA states that "it is critical that trainees have an opportunity to ask and receive answers to questions where material is unfamiliar to them. Frequently, a trainee may be unable to go further with the training or to understand related training content until a response is received." Therefore, it is OSHA's policy that using an email system to answer questions is NOT considered direct access to a qualified trainer. If the qualified trainer is available through an interactive on-line exchange or via phone communication whenever a question arises, this is considered acceptable.

This training course complies with the requirement by having an online chat available at 6 pm - 9 pm every Monday and Tuesday (South African Time), by scheduled appointment, with a number to call if you have questions (084 250 1187)
Course Fee:
R650.00(Special Price)
Training Course: Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control for Tattooing and Body Piercing
Who Should Take This Course
Persons engaging in permament cosmetics activities 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 and
.  Permanent cosmetologists
. Identify common bloodborne pathogens, their paths of tranmissions, and symptoms of the disease
. Know what an exposure control plan is, what it contains and where it is located
. Recognize tasks which may lead to exposure of bloodborne pathogens and measures to take for protection  . Outline the steps to take following an exposure incident  know what is provided in a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
.  Explain the color coding and symbols used for biohazards
. Know the basics of infection control

Topics include:

. Introduction to bloodborne pathogens
.  Bloodborne diseases
.  Exposure control plans
.  Personal protective equipment and housekeeping
.  Hepatitis B vaccinations
.  Post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
.  Information and training requirements
.  Recordkeeping
.  General safety practices - including infection control

Contact Hours

0.67 Industrial Hygiene CM Point (ABIH, Approval #10-073)
Approved by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals.

4.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

4 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.
Training Requirement
. Members must be of at least 18 years old.
. Basic understanding of general hygiene
. Refresher Training Required: Once Yearly
Course Fee

Online: R 650.00
One on one: Price on Request.(At your Studio or Lecture Room: Gauteng region only)
Group Training: Price on Request

(Email for more info, wrt out of town training)


Call 084 250 1187 or email for payment details
a user name and password will be emailed to you to proceed on line.
Or pay using you Credit Card on Pay Pal
Group discounts are available (email for more info).

The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the course for at least three (3) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Shipping costs for certificates, books, and other course materials are included in the price for South African Postal destinations. International shipping and expedited shipping costs are additional.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course approved?

Yes! Oh, wait... no. Well, maybe. Oh right, yes!

This is a tough question, but we'll try to explain. This course has been designed to meet the training requirements of OSHA with regards to bloodborne pathogens. OSHA accepts online training, so taking this course should help you meet the training requirement. However, OSHA doesn't "approve" courses (not ours and not anyone else's either). It's a strange concept, but OSHA requires that the employer select training appropriate for their employees. So that means if you (or your employer) approves our training, then you can use it to satisfy the requirements.

However, some Provinces, and even municipalities have their own rules and regulations (and sometimes ornery inspectors) for body art and body piercing shops. If you are trying to satisfy the requirements of a Province or Local Board, we strongly suggest you check with them prior to taking our course to make sure they accept online training. The vast majority of inspectors do, but we have run across at least one inspector who doesn't like online training. We're guessing he's not a big 'net surfer.

The good news is that this course has been endorsed by the Dept Of Health and approved by and meets the minimum training requirements of the South African Council for Piercing and Tattoo Professionals.

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