Safety - Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA identifies bloodborne pathogens as "infectious microorganisms present in blood that can cause disease in humans". OSHA created their Bloodborne Pathogens Standard in order to help keep employees safe. OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard identifies what an employer is required to do to protect its employees who are "occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials or OPIMs".

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