To renew your Environmental Health Specialist Registration in California, you must complete 24 contact hours of continuing education every two years.
Course EHS100, "Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control for California Environmental Health Specialists" (Price $25) was created by Body Art Training Group for REHS who wish to learn about infection prevention and control in body art shops.
Your Training Place, LLC, a California Department of Public Health Accreditation Agency (see REHS Accreditation Agencies) has approved Body Art Training Group as a Recognized Provider of continuing education courses for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS).
After you complete this course you will be credited with 3 contact hours of REHS continuing education.
EHS100 is an online, interactive, narrated course. After beginning this course, you can sign out and then return and pick up where you left off. Desk top computers, laptops, and tablets provide the best viewing experience for this course, but cell phones can also be used.
You can ask questions and receive answers from a subject matter expert via phone seven days a week.
EHS100 provides high quality, engaging content that is directly linked to the body art shop safety requirements of Cal/OSHA and the Safe Body Art Act. The training provided by EHS100 includes:
• An explanation of key parts of the California Code of Regulations Title 8, Sec. 5193 and of the Safe Body Art Act
• A general explanation of the epidemiology of bloodborne diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C
• Information on skin anatomy
• An explanation of the requirements of an exposure control plan (ECP); of an Illness and Injury Prevention Plan (IIPP); and of an Exposure Control and Infection Prevention Plan (ECIPP)
• An explanation of the difference between Universal Precautions and Standard Precautions
• An explanation of the appropriate methods for recognizing tasks and other activities that may involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials
• An explanation of the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure to bloodborne pathogens including appropriate engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment
• Information on the hepatitis B vaccine, including information on its efficacy, safety, method of administration, and the benefits of being vaccinated
• Information on the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials
• An explanation of the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method of reporting the incident and the medical follow-up that will be made available
• Information on the post-exposure evaluation and follow-up that the employer is required to provide for the employee following an exposure incident
• An explanation of the signs, labels, and color coding that are used to communicate hazards
• Information on record-keeping and training requirements
This course has many downloadable resources such as:
• a copy of California Code of Regulations Title 8, Sec. 5193
• a copy of the Safe Body Art Act
• take-away notes
• safety guidelines for autoclaves and permanent cosmetics machines
• set-up and tear-down procedures
• safety data sheet training
• hepatitis B declination form
• procedures for donning and removing gloves
• sterilization flow chart
• emergency envelope instructions and forms
• equipment maintenance log
• client health questionnaire and informed consent form
Certificate of Completion
After finishing the course, you can immediately print a REHS continuing education certificate of course completion. If you lose or misplace your certificate, you can print a replacement copy.