All university employees who have reasonably anticipated exposure to human blood, body fluids, unfixed tissues, cells, cell lines or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are covered by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
Responsibility for compliance rests with individual departments and includes:
- Developing a written unit specific Exposure Control Plan
- Providing and ensuring the hepatitis B vaccination available to workers with exposure potential
- Ensuring Initial and Annual training
- Post Exposure Evaluation and Follow-up
Researchers maintaining or working with human cell lines, cell strains or products derived from human blood such as albumin, must also comply with the BBP Standard.
Questions about how the Bloodborne Pathogens standard impacts your work at UofL should be directed to the Bloodborne Pathogens Administrator, phone number 852-2962 or 852-6670.