BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

 

Introduction

 

The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) was enacted to protect you from bloodborne diseases such as AIDS or the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which is just as deadly.  It details ways that you and your employer can work together to substantially reduce your risk of contracting a bloodborne disease on the job.  You are covered by the standard if it is reasonably anticipated that you could be exposed to bloodborne pathogens as a result of performing your job duties.

 

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