OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 requires employers to safeguard employees who have a reasonably anticipated occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. Without proper preparation in blood diseases and airborne pathogens, costly OSHA and state-specific regulatory fines could be levied. Much more importantly, lives could be adversely impacted or even lost. Ensure both safety and compliance with industry-leading classroom or cost-effective online bloodborne pathogens training.
Intended Audience: Individuals who may come in contact with infectious materials as part of their job (responders, health care professionals, lab technicians, dentists, dental hygienists, fire, police, ambulance, EMS).
Topics in this course expands information on bloodborne and airborne pathogens including hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB).
Jeremy is a Battalion Chief in Columbia, SC with over 22 years of experience and has a background in Hazmat, Technical Rescue and Medical. Jeremy is the senior instructor-trainer and client program coordinator. Jeremy teaches all of E-Med's programs nationally and internationally.
Ethan Blackmon started his career in emergency services as an EMT with Kershaw County EMS in 2010 and now is currently a full-time firefighter with Columbia Fire Department and holds the rank of Engineer. Ethan is also a NREMT with Kershaw County EMS and a South Carolina Fire Academy adjunct instructor for Columbia Fire Department teaching new recruits fire fighting, emergency medical responder, in-service training for EMTs, and conducts portions of the promotional classes. Ethan is E-Med's resident state certified In-service Training instructor.
Jonah Smith is a Captain with the Charlotte Fire Department. He is also a Professor at Fayetteville State University, and an Instructor at Rowan Cabbarus Community College. He is assigned to Ladder 32 in the South side of Charlotte, and is an active volunteer member with the Pleasant Valley, SC Fire Department. Jonah is a highly respected fire service instructor, presenting multiple courses at FDIC over the past several years.
Don Townley is a veteran of the US Army special operations community and is currently a Captain with Ft. Gordon Fire Department. Don has over 15 years of combined municipal and DoD experience. Don has extensive experience in Medical Response, Technical Rescue, and Hazardous Material Instruction.
Creating confident responders since 2005.
Robert is a Battalion Chief in Columbia, SC with 22 years in the fire service. Rob has has been teaching for nearly 18 years and is also an Adjunct instructor with the South Carolina Fire Academy. Rob is one of E-Med's senior instructors with instruction specialty in Hazmat response and introductory fire fighter programs, along with industrial response training programs, covering all 6 of E-Med's training disciplines.
Travis is the principal owner and one of the main program developers for many of E-Med’s courses. Travis retired as an Operations Division Chief from the Columbia Fire Department with over 25 years of service and is now sharing his passion for teaching and training full-time.
Travis is an accomplished fire service speaker and has conducted multiple international train-the-trainer sessions in Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
JP started his fire brigade career in 1983 while serving in the U.S. Navy. He has been serving his community as a volunteer captain for nearly 25 years. JP currently works as a Reliability Technician for Michelin and serves as a Team Leader on their industrial fire brigade. He has also been an adjunct South Carolina Fire Academy Instructor since 1996.
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