Bloodborne Pathogens Program

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

  • Recordkeeping

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.


Billing Information for Hepatitis B Vaccine (PDF) Grant Requirements
UofL Policy for the Provision of the Hepatitis B Vaccine (PDF)


Bloodborne Pathogens Online Training Basic Biosafety Training

Forms & Documents

IBC Application/Registration (Bloodborne) Hepatitis B Vaccine Offer Form (PDF)
Special Animal Safety Protocol - for BBP Supervisor's Training & HBV Vaccine Record (Word)
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan (PDF)


OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Main Office

1800 Arthur Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40208


tel (502) 852-6670

fax (502) 852-0880

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Radiation Safety Office

319 Abraham Flexner Way

Louisville, Kentucky 40202


tel (502) 852-5231

fax (502) 852-8911

Office Hours

M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

No holiday hours

IH Service Account

IBC Service Account