The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Standard requires that you provide a program that will define bloodborne pathogens, explain how the disease is transmitted, identify employees at risk, and determine protective measures to prevent exposures, develop exposure response procedures, and provide medical evaluations for employee exposures.
Why “OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard” Matters:
The BBP standard applies to any organization covered by OSHA where one or more employees have occupational exposure to blood or other potential infectious materials (OPIMs). It is your responsibility to determine which job classifications or specific tasks and procedures involve occupational exposure.
It is also your responsibility to eliminate, or at least minimize, the hazards of occupational exposure to BBPs. During this session, we will discuss the risks, the regulatory requirements, and the methods you can use to minimize BBP exposure in your workplace.
The standard requires you to eliminate, or at least minimize, risks to employees.
- Evaluate jobs to determine risks.
- Train employees to recognize BBP hazards.
- Establish engineering controls and safe work practices.
- Develop effective exposure response procedures.
- Establish incident reporting and medical evaluation procedures.