Mandate:Legislation and/or Regulation:29 CFR Part 1910.1030
OSHA protects workers from "Bloodborne Pathogens", or diseases such as Hepatitis B and HIV, that can be transmitted through contact with blood and body fluids. Employers must designate "at risk" employees, train all staff in universal precautions, institute a post-exposure evaluation system, and offer the Hepatitis B vaccination to high-risk staff.What the SRM Service can do to help:
- Training and Workshops:
- Specific training for all staff designated as "at-risk" and for general staff on procedures for minimizing exposure to blood and body fluids, protective clothing, and when to report exposure incidents.
- Assist in developing a written Exposure Control Plan.