Companies that handle human blood, work with patients, and handle potentially infectious materials are responsible for implementing a Bloodborne Pathogens program that includes at a minimum:
➢ A written Exposure Control Plan
➢ Annual training requirements
➢ Offering Hepatitis B vaccinations to potentially at-risk employees
To comply the OSHA standard requires far more than simply fulfilling these three components and may require experienced guidance for some employers. A dental clinic, doctor’s office, and HIV research facility each have distinct risks and employees deserve a program that is relevant to their work experience, because one program does not fit all companies.
ARC Enterprises tailors programs to the individual company identifying the most applicable methods for managing this program, and that it is relevant to the operations and activities.
The video on this page discusses the components of a Bloodborne Pathogens program and defines what is needed to comply with the requirements.