Jan 6, 2018
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Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. OSHA requires employers to protect employees who are occupationally exposed to blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM).
While most would associate exposure to bloodborne pathogens with healthcare workers, there are many other occupations, including first-aid team members, housekeeping personnel in some industries, and various other workers who may be at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens
OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standard applies to all occupational exposures in General Industry. Let's break dow some definitions of terms, training requirements as well as program requirements in this episode.