OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030, Bloodborne Pathogens

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030, Bloodborne Pathogens, applies to all occupational exposures to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). The Standard mandates that Mount Sinai establish a written Exposure Control Plan. The ISMMS written Exposure Control Plan, Occupational Exposure Prevention & Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens in Laboratory Settings, is designed to eliminate or minimize exposure of employees to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Section 1910.1030(g)(2)(vii)(A) of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard requires that Mount Sinai provide each employee an accessible copy of the regulatory text of the Standard and an explanation of its contents. OSHA’s Standard, Bloodborne Pathogens, applies to all Mount Sinai employees who have occupational exposures (including reasonably anticipated) to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard is intended to prevent serious occupational infections resulting from employee exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.

The regulatory text of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standard, Bloodborne Pathogens, is available online:
https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.1030