OSHA Guidelines for Clinical Practice

All Carrington College students and faculty are required to review the OSHA Guidelines and then pass the OSHA Exam EVERY YEAR while attending Carrington College. A grade of 80% or above is required to pass.


  1. Before taking this exam, read the OSHA Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals provided in your introduction email.
  2. The OSHA Exam is scored for immediate results.
  3. If you answered at least 16 of the 20 questions correctly (80%), you passed.
  4. Results are sent to the Home Office of Carrington College.
  5. If you did not score at least 80% correct, you will be instructed to re-take the exam.

All fields and test answers are required.

1. Blood borne pathogens are disease causing organisms carried in human blood.


2. A person could have HIV and not have any symptoms for several years.


3. Change in smell/taste and generalized itching are some of the symptoms of hepatitis.


4. A blood borne pathogen causes tuberculosis.


5. Needlesticks are the most common way that health care workers have contracted a bloodborne pathogen disease while working.


6. Standard precautions do not apply to patients over 70 years.


7. There is very low risk of contracting Hepatitis C from a single needlestick.


8. A contaminated needle should be recapped.


9. All hospital personnel should be vaccinated for HIV.


10. Handwashing is the next step to follow after removing your gloves.


11. To prevent splash exposure to blood or body fluids, masks and goggles should always be worn together.


12. You must always think any patient is a possible carrier of blood borne pathogens.


13. Gloves can be worn from one patient to the next patient as long as they are not torn.


14. Blood contaminated paper towels can be discarded in the regular trash.


15. A person with active TB will usually display signs/symptoms.


16. All hospital employees must have a PPD skin test or TB screening every year.


17. Sharing the same food spreads tuberculosis.


18. All employees who need to wear a N95 mask will have to be fit tested and receive special training.


19. The treatment for TB lasts for at least 6 months.


20. The best way to prevent the spread of TB is by early identification, proper isolation, and proper treatment.


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