5.7.2 Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

Every department must have a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan which contains information specific to that department.  An exposure control plan template is available on EHS’s Web site.  Information relevant to your particular situation or area will need to be added, with those sections indicated in the template by blue script.  Each department's Exposure Control Plan must be reviewed on an annual basis and updated when necessary to reflect new or modified tasks and procedures that affect occupational exposure and to reflect new or revised employee positions with occupational exposure.  An annual reminder to update the Exposure Control Plan will be sent to the Departmental Exposure Control Officers and Administrators from the Biological Safety Office at EHS.  Attached to this reminder will be an updated template and instructions on the changes to be made.

The full text of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard can be found on OSHA’s Web site.