OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

Dental HIPAA Privacy Rule

OSHA’S blood-borne pathogen standard protects employees who work in occupations where they are at risk of exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.

OSHA’S hazard communication standard protects employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals both standards require employers to develop written documents to explain how they will implement each standard provide training to employees and protect the health and safety of their workers.

An exposure control plan is meant to be a living document used as a source of information for answering blood-borne pathogen-related questions and to help ensure exposure control activities are in place. according to the OSHA bloodborne pathogen standard an exposure control plan :
1. must meet certain criteria one it must be written specifically for each facility
2. it must be reviewed and updated at least yearly to reflect changes
3. it must be readily available to all workers

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