We thought it was high time for a roundup of some of the offerings available if you’re looking to get your team certified for bloodborne pathogens training in 2022.
With many different providers on the market, it can be difficult to make an informed choice.
So, allow us to offer a little help. This article is focussed on OSHA bloodborne pathogen training online for employers or agencies looking to get their workforce certified. If you’re looking for a roundup of online free bloodborne pathogens training options for individuals click here.
When you’re looking for a certification program to comply with the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens standard there are quite a few things to consider before selecting a training provider. Not the least of these is that in the current global situation online training has fast become the only option rather than just the prefered one. Getting employees or contractors together in a training room is simply a bad idea right now, and in most cases it’s not even an option.
Things to consider
What type of training is offered?
It’s important to choose a training program that your employees will find engaging and easy to complete. Consider if your workers would be more engaged watching a video presentation, or working thru interactive eLearning content.
Value for money
With so many choices on the market, there’s no reason to settle for text or slide-based training when you are paying good money to a training provider. You want the best training possible for your employees, that’s natural, so think carefully and do your research before selecting (or renewing) a bloodborne pathogens training provider.
Many providers offer group discounts for multiple training seats, which is great, as long as you’re sure you’re getting the best deal and the pricing plan is transparent. You should know what you will pay up front.
Online dashboard and reporting options
Make sure that once you decide on a course you can assign it your workers is as quickly and simply as possible.
Most providers offer access to a dashboard that allows you to see your remaining seats, enrolled staff, completion, and certification status. Be sure you check to make sure everything you need is included in the features before making a decision.
Is a demo available?
It’s also worth checking if the course has a free sample or demonstration lesson available that could give you a better feel for the training style and content.
Group licensing usually requires upfront payment. If the provider isn’t confident enough to put a demo module of their course on their website maybe there is a good reason why.
Assessment and exams
Another thing to consider if the assessment format of the bloodborne pathogens test. Some courses require workers to pass a lengthy exam after you complete the course, others have quizzes at the end of each module when the content is fresh in trainees heads. Ultimately, some of your employees may prefer the former option, and some the latter, so this part is really a personal choice based on what you think would work best for your organization.
Online Bloodborne Pathogen Group Training 2022 Comparison
What’s the best option for online bloodborne pathogens group training in 2022?
Whilst there are scores of providers most people don’t get past the first page or two of google when searching for a course, so we picked courses from the top search results.
The infomration below gives you a quick view of all the essential information you need to decide whether a course could be worth investigating further in your search for bloodborne pathogen training.
Our opinion and ratings
If you prefer an instructor-led type of training experience but don’t want to waste time sending your employees to attend a face to face to face class this could be a good option. The content is thorough and well explained by the presenter. Although it’s delivered online this is essentially a traditional ‘watch the video’ style course so obviously, the interactive element is missing and it gets boring rather quickly watching the same paramedic in the same shot setup and backdrop talk to the camera.
Overall score: 3/5
Traditional slide based elearning with a voice over and few clickable boxes. If you have ever offered ‘powerpoint; style elearning at your organization you’ll know what to expect here. It’s fine for what it is not what you expect in 2022. We found the content didn’t play well on a tablet or mobile and it’s really designed to be consumed at a desk in a single sitting. So all in all, not a great option if you are looking for a learn on-demand solution for your staff. Overall it does the job the in a very average way
Overall score: 3/5
This course is adaptive micro-learning designed to work on any device and developed with a ‘mobile first’ approach. Each lesson in the course is less than 3 minutes long, and interactive elements and training scenarios are used to reinforce learning at key points in each module. It looks modern and the content can be consumed much like an app. The course can be stopped and resumed as often as required making it ideal for completing bloodborne pathogens certification in work downtime,
Overall score: 5/5
This course is mainly a video series presented as a talking head animated video. Basically, a poorly animated character reads a script about bloodborne pathogens with the occasional image flashing up on the screen. This is interspersed with some basic elearning sections which open in a new window which we found quite distracting.
The video lessons do resume from your last viewpoint if you stop and restart the course which is nice. Some of the latter parts of the course are just text which makes the course look unfinished and thrown together as if they ran out of steam at the end and just added some text slides to get the course ready for market. Unforgivably, there is a duplicate quiz question and typos on both the text content and some of the elearning which doesn’t really tie up with the price tag of this course
Overall score: 2/5
This ‘course’ is essentially OSHA content copied and pasted into a website with a few badly selected pictures. It’s no surprise this has the lowest pricing of the courses reviewed as we would call this site a ‘certificate mill’. The training on offer here doesn’t seek to educate the learner or provide any real safety training, there is no attempt make the course engaging or interesting for the trainee and no reinforcement of knowledge is applied. It’s a real shame such ‘training’ is still on offer in 2019 as it shows an alarming contempt for the safety of staff and workers. We cannot recommend this course at all.
Overall score: 1/5
To view the demo of our interactive OSHA compliant bloodborne pathogens group training course click the link below.