OSHA has published 19 answers and additional information to frequently asked questions regarding bloodborne pathogen hazards.
FAQs addressed including the following:
- What is the Bloodborne Pathogens standard?
- What is the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act?
- What does the standard say about the use of safer medical devices?
- If I've never had an employee experience a needlestick, do I still need to use safer devices?
- What if a safer option is not available for the medical device that I use?
- Do I have to keep a sharps injury log? Does it have to be confidential?
- Does the revised Bloodborne Pathogens standard apply to medical or dental offices What information do I need to include in my written Exposure Control Plan (ECP)? How often do I need to update it?
To view the answers to these questions and the entire OSHA "Quick Reference Guide to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard," click here.