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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 . . .