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Bloodborne Pathogens

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All personnel with the potential for exposure to blood or other bodily fluids should be trained in the area of bloodborne pathogens and the laboratory biological materials exposure control plan.

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In general, the laboratory's bloodborne pathogen section of the safety manual will follow the OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens.

The standard discusses:17

  • The scope of the bloodborne pathogen standard
  • Who is affected by the standard
  • Definitions
  • The creation of an exposure control plan
    • Universal Precautions
    • Engineering/work control practices
    • Hepatitis B vaccination
    • Employee exposure
    • Communication of hazards to employees
    • Training
    • Labeling

Read the Bloodborne Pathogens standard on the OSHA website.

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