Biological Safety

Bloodborne Pathogens Program

Cal OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens (Title 8, General Industry Safety Order 5193) requires that individuals at risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens receive training regarding risk and proper procedure while handling hazardous substances.

The Bloodborne Pathogens Program (BBP) protects individuals from exposure to human blood, tissues, cell lines, and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Bloodborne pathogens are pathogenic micro-organisms that are present in human blood. Examples include hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). 

All individuals with a reasonably anticipated exposure to Bloodborne pathogens or any OPIM is required to comply with the Bloodborne Pathogens Program. This training is required annually by CAL-OSHA.


Important: You must review the material and complete the quiz in the same session for the time you spend training to be recorded accurately. Most courses take about 30 minutes to complete.

Use the following link(s) to go to the training:

Bloodborne Pathogen Program: General Training

Important Notice

When taking training...

  • always ask your supervisor what "Title" to input.
  • always use your USFCA email when prompted.