Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Applies to:

The Bloodborne Pathogens Program applies to employees with occupational exposure to other peoples' body fluids. These "at risk" job duties include:

  • Emergency Response
  • First Aid
  • Housekeeping
  • Plumbing
  • Regulated Medical Waste Operations
  • Lab Work with human body fluids
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical/Clinical Work
  • Research with human bloodborne microorganisms

Requirements:

Each department that has employees who are at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens must comply with the requirements of this program. Departments must develop work practices and procedures as outlined in this program, assure 'at risk' employees are provided access to training and vaccinations prior to hazard exposure, provide necessary personal protective equipment, and provide on-going oversight to assure compliance is being maintained.