Bloodborne Pathogen

29 CFR 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogen Training & Certification

In 1991, because of the significant health risks associated with occupational exposure to blood and other potential infectious materials, OSHA issued the “Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)”.

In accordance with OSHA regulation, employees having “reasonably anticipated” exposure to blood or other potential infectious materials (OPIM) through skin, eye, mucous membrane, or broken skin are covered under the Bloodborne Pathogen standard.