To ensure everyone is in compliance and is safe in the workplace, all admitted graduate students are required to complete training and maintain certification in universal precautions for the prevention of blood borne pathogens transmission throughout their graduate program.

The course must adhere to the current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Students will not be allowed to participate in clinical training without a valid certification.

Students have two options to fulfill this requirement:

1. Complete the online or in-person “Bloodborne Pathogens for Researchers” training course offered through the University of Washington’s Environmental Health and Safety Department. This training is free to UW students, faculty and staff and must be renewed yearly. To complete the training you will need your UW NetID and student number. When registering for training you must provide the following information:

  • Your Program = Speech and Hearing Sciences / SLP or AuD
  • Your Student Number, so you are not mistaken for a UW Employee
  • Your Supervisor/Department Contact
  • Departmental Telephone: 206-685-7402
  • Departmental Box Number: 354875

2. Provide evidence of training done outside of the University of Washington via a certification card or training certificate. The American Red Cross is one organization that offers an online and classroom based certification course in Bloodborne Pathogens Training entitled “Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens” that meets the OSHA standards. There are also several other companies that offer both online and classroom based courses.

Whichever option you choose, you must upload your training CERTIFICATE (not an email confirmation) to Typhon by September 29, 2017.