Bloodborne Pathogens

All employees who may have occupational exposure to human blood, body fluids, or unfixed tissue; human cells or cell lines; or HIV or Hepatitis B Virus are required to comply with the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Standard:

  1. Initial and annual Bloodborne Pathogen Training. New employees must initially complete training that will discuss BBP in addition to other laboratory safety topics. Initial training is incorporated into the Laboratory Biosafety training and Annual BBP Refresher training
  2. Complete the University Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens /Hepatitis B Vaccination Declination Form. This form must be completed even if the person declines to be vaccinated. The form is available below.
  3. A written Exposure Control Plan (ECP) must be established for each group and made available to employees.