OSHA estimates more than 5.6 million workers are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. All occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) place workers at risk for infection with bloodborne pathogens.
Workers in many different occupations are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS. First aid team members, housekeeping personnel in some settings, nurses and other healthcare providers are examples of workers who may be at risk of exposure.
Employers are required to provide training to any employee that has a potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens. In addition, each employer must establish an Exposure Control Plan (ECP) for each worksite. We walk you through the process of setting up an ECP, and review all of the required components of the plan.
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