Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms present in blood that can cause disease in humans.

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms present in blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS.

  • Any employee who has reasonable expectation of exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material must:
    • Be trained on BBP, Universal Precautions, and the Exposure Control Plan
    • Be offered the Hepatitis B vaccine (vaccination or declination must be documented to EH&S)
    • Exposure Control Pan

 

OSHA Standard 1910.1030