Bloodborne Pathogens Training is Now A Mandatory Requirement for All ACPS School Staff

- Professional Development

In order to help keep staff and students safe and to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, all ACPS school employees must undertake bloodborne pathogen training.

Bloodborne pathogens are bacteria and viruses that live in blood and other bodily fluids and include things like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and malaria.

Federal OSHA regulation (29 CFR 1910.1030) prescribes safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials, and to reduce their risk from this exposure.

All ACPS school staff are required to complete this training.

The 2019-20 Bloodborne Pathogen Training is an interactive online program with a certificate of completion in the end.

Please forward a copy of your certificate of completion to Sandra Hardeman in Human Resources at

Register for course #16058 in PLMS and follow the directions in the course description to get re-certification points.

If you do not sign up in PLMS but simply use the course link, you will meet the HR training requirement, but you won’t get the re-certification points.

If you have questions, please email Elaine Mcsorley-Gerard at