Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) - Basic Bloodborne Pathogens Course
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Biological Safety Division - Basic Bloodborne Pathogens Course

January 2016 – December 2016


Instructor: Valerie Fey – Environmental Health & Safety


This is a 50-minute course open to all UT Health Science Center at San Antonio employees & volunteer staff, but designed specifically for UT Health Science Center at San Antonio clinical and research faculty and staff, Custodial Services, Facilities Mgmt., UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Police, DLAR and Administrative staff whose biological exposure risk involves human/primate blood, body fluids, tissues and human cell lines.  It satisfies both the September 2000 Texas Department of State Health Services requirements for training in bloodborne pathogens, and the OSHA bloodborne pathogen training requirements [29 CFR 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)].  It also provides an awareness level of the DOT requirements [49 CFR 173.199(e)] for shipping biological products and infectious substances. 


New employees (including UT Health Science Center at San Antonio transfer employees), whose normal duties place them at risk of exposure to human blood and other potentially infectious materials including, blood products, tissues, or body fluids and human cell lines are required to attend this training prior to their initial assignment to those duties.  Current employees working with these materials must attend this training annually, within one year of their previous training date.


This course is equivalent to the web-based Safety - Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Awareness Course offered through the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Knowledge Centre at https://kc.uthscsa.edu/kc/login.asp  
Employees have the option of taking the web-based course or attending the classroom training.


NOTE: This training DOES NOT SATISFY DOT (49 CFR 172.700)/IATA/ICAO training requirements for shipping HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/DANGEROUS GOODS such as Class 6 - INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES or Class 9 - DRY ICE.  For more information on Shipping training see:  Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Non-UT Health Science Center at San Antonio employees may attend this course but must also receive additional training in their respective Exposure Control Plan.




Course Schedule
Date Day Time Location


2nd Tuesday of the month

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Environmental Health and Safety, DTL, room 1.343T



All classes are located on the Central Campus.  The Environmental Health and Safety office, 1.343T, is located on the 1st floor of the Dental School. For more information, click on Campus Map. Campus Map.


NOTE: Please call the Environmental Health & Safety Office
@ 7-2955 to reserve a seat in the class. Please bring a pen – thank you!