Workers in many occupations, including first responders, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses and other healthcare personnel may be at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
In order to reduce or eliminate the hazards of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, employers must implement an exposure control plan with details on employee protection measures. The plan must describe how engineering and work practice controls, PPE, medical oversight, hepatitis B vaccinations and other provisions will be used following OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
Engineering controls are the primary means of eliminating or minimizing employee exposure and include the use of safer medical devices, such as needleless devices, shielded needle devices and plastic capillary tubes. Learn More