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.
The job classifications and employees who could be identified as having potential occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is extensive.
The directive guides OSHA's compliance officers in enforcing the standard that covers occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens and ensures consistent inspection procedures are followed.
The requirement, part of OSHA's new "Standard for Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens," applies to more than 5 million Americans who are regularly exposed to blood or body fluids at work.
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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