Monday, June 1, 2015

Do Employees REALLY Have "Occupational Exposure"?

It happens more times than I care to admit.  I’m teaching an OSHA 30 hour class or conducting a mock-OSHA inspection and we are covering the topic of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) standard. Someone participating in the audit or attending the class says “Everybody at our facility is covered by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard”. Or, conversely, someone will say “Not a single person at our facility is covered by this standard”.  More times than not, neither statement is true.
 
Inclusion in an OSHA-compliant BBP program is based on one thing; an employee has “occupation exposure” to blood or some other potentially infectious material. The key is to understand the . . .
 
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