occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens


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occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens

An event occurring in a healthcare setting, formally defined by OSHA as '…any reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee's duties…'
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By May 5, 1992, employers will be required to establish a written exposure control plan that identifies tasks and procedures where occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is likely to occur, and specifies a schedule for the means of implementation for other provisions of the standard.
At least annually, you are obligated to assess what technology improvements are available and to reduce occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Exposure Determination: list of the jobs that typically place employees at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens
The OSHA rules on occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens will cover 5.
This is considerably higher that the ISHA estimate of $195 million annually for hospitals to meet the cost of its proposed rules on occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

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