University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
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Bloodborne Pathogen Training Courses

NEW: Bloodborne Pathogen Training Program 

OHS has developed two new online bloodborne pathogen training courses for University students and employees.

  • The introductory course is intended for anyone who may come into contact with human blood, BSL2 and BSL3 pathogens, and other potentially infectious materials during their work.
    • Completion of the introductory training course meets the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard for Facilities Management employees.
    • This training also fulfills the infectious agent training component of the Academic Health Center’s (AHC) building access requirements.
  • The advanced course, in conjunction with the introductory course, is intended for researchers (staff, students, volunteers), health care workers, and students and volunteers in the health sciences.
    • Completion of the two training courses meets the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, the University of Minnesota's Administrative Procedure Activities Involving Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) requirements for researchers (staff, students, volunteers).

Training completion is recorded in ULearn and in your central training record. The training also documents hepatitis B vaccination status and declinations.

How do I register for training?

Self-enrollment in the training is available through ULearn, the University’s new learning management system (LMS). There are two different ways to access ULearn, depending on your role at the University.

If you are a University employee (includes student employees):

  • Sign in to ULearn with your U of M internet ID and password.
  • Make sure pop-up blockers are disabled in your internet browser.
  • Search for bloodborne pathogens in the search bar in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Click on the title of the course you wish to take (Bloodborne Pathogens – Introduction or Bloodborne Pathogens – Advanced)
  • Click Launch to start the training. You will be taken to the Moodle course.

If you are a student, guest researcher, or volunteer (includes students not employed by the U and guests with sponsored U of M internet accounts):

  • Create an account in ULearn and log in (additional instructions: Create a self-registration account in ULearn (pdf))
  • After your first visit to ULearn, you can sign in with the email address and password you used to create your account.
  • Make sure pop-up blockers are disabled in your internet browser.
  • Search for bloodborne pathogens in the search bar in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Click on the title of the course you wish to take (Bloodborne Pathogens – Introduction or Bloodborne Pathogens – Advanced)
  • Click Launch to start the training. You will be taken to the Moodle course.
  • To log in to ULearn in subsequent sessions, go to https://umn.csod.com/.

A ULearn FAQ (pdf) is available. For help with ULearn, contact the ULearn Support Team at 612-626-0057 or ulearn@umn.edu.

Please contact uohs@umn.edu for more information.