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bloodborne pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease between people. Because there are many situations when exposure to bloodborne pathogens can occur when the skin breaks, it's important for employers to implement exposure control plans on job sites in order to protect employees. Your plan should incorporate work practice controls, employee training, medical surveillance, and provisions that follow OSHA standards. The following resources should help you in creating your plan.


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Guidelines
A Guide to Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace
December 9, 2015   |  North Carolina Department of Labor
This guide explains many actions employers and employees should take to make their workplaces safer. It also explains what actions employers and employees are required by law to take to comply with the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
Model Plans and Programs for the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards
December 9, 2015   |  OSHA
This publication includes a model exposure control plan to meet the requirements of the OSHA bloodborne pathogens standard and a model hazard communication program to meet the requirements of the hazard communication standard.
Guidelines for Medical Management of Staff Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
December 9, 2015   |  U.S. Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Prisons
These guidelines will help you establish a plan for the management of employee exposures to bloodborne pathogens (BBP).
Bloodborne Pathogen Disease Transmission During Student Activities
December 9, 2015   |  ISMA Commission on Sports Medicine
These guidelines help minimize the possibility of the transmission of bloodborne pathogens during school athletic events or extracurricular activities.
Sample Policies
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan for School Districts
December 9, 2015
This document provides a policy template for a school district's bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan.
Bloodborne Pathogens (BBPs) Standard Sample Policy
December 9, 2015   |  Michigan Municipal Workers’ Compensation Fund
This is a sample policy focused on reducing the risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Bloodborne Pathogens Policy and Guidelines
December 9, 2015   |  Columbus County Schools
A thorough sample policy focused on the occupational exposure of employees to blood or other potentially infectious bodily fluids and materials that may transmit bloodborne pathogens and lead to disease or death.
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Policy and Procedures
December 9, 2015   |  State of South Dakota Department of Health
This document serves as a sample set of bloodborne pathogen policies and procedures.
Sample Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
December 9, 2015
This document offers another sample bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan.
Sample Forms
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan Template
December 9, 2015
This document features a template that you can customize to create your own bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan.
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Exposure Incident Package
December 9, 2015   |  NYC Department of Education
This document features sample reports for occupational exposure incidents.
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Incident Report Form
December 9, 2015   |  Western University of Health Sciences
A short example of a form that supervisors would complete immediately after a first aid incident where blood or other potentially infectious materials was present.
Training
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Fact Sheet
December 9, 2015   |  OSHA
This fact sheet includes a list of requirements that helps employers follow OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard.
Sample Bloodborne Pathogens Employee Training Presentation
December 9, 2015   |  The University of Tennessee
This sample employee training presentation covers the basics of bloodborne pathogens.
Preventing the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens
December 9, 2015   |  American Red Cross
This fact sheet covers how to prevent infections, reduce risk of exposure, and handle an exposure incident.
Audit Checklist
Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Plan Checklist
December 9, 2015
This sample checklist includes occupational exposure, equipment decontamination, and personal protective equipment.
Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance Checklist
December 9, 2015   |  Michigan Municipal Workers’ Compensation Fund
This sample checklist will aid you in examining your policies, procedures, and programs to assure compliance with bloodborne pathogens standards.
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan Checklist
December 9, 2015
This sample exposure control plan checklist may assist you in complying with bloodborne pathogens standards.
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan Self-Audit Checklist
December 9, 2015   |  Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation
This sample self-audit checklist includes many important components of a bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan.
Bloodborne Pathogens Site-Specific Training Checklist
December 9, 2015   |  MSU Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)
This is a sample site-specific training checklist that includes required sign offs on important training items.
Articles
Risk and Management of Bloodborne Infections in Health Care Workers
January 11, 2016   |  Clinical Microbiology Reviews
This article reviews the risk and management of the three blood-borne viruses most commonly involved in occupational transmission: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Risk of Infection with Bloodborne Pathogens Following a Needlestick Injury
January 11, 2016   |  Ann. Occup. Hyg., Vol. 52, No. 7
This paper measures the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in patients at the University Hospital of Frankfurt/Main, and correlates the prevalence with risk factors for exposure to and infection of healthcare workers (HCWs).
Best Practices
A Best Practices Approach for Reducing Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure
December 9, 2015   |  California Department of Industrial Relations
This best practices approach promotes the use of safer engineering controls and more effective work practices in hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, and other workplace settings where occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) is likely to occur.
Best Practices Guide For Bloodborne Pathogens
December 9, 2015   |  Maine Municipal Association Risk Management Services
These best practices provide guidelines for developing an effective bloodborne pathogen exposure control plan.
Safety Best Practices Manual
December 9, 2015   |  NBAA
This best practices manual covers ways to eliminate or minimize employee occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.
Videos
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training
December 9, 2015   |  Federal Safety Solutions

This video gives an overview of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen training to help prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens.