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Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030. NJ Department of Health and Senior Services PEOSH Program (609) 984-1863. Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. 29 CFR 1910.1030, Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Published December 1991 Effective March 1992 (Private Employers)

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bloodborne pathogens standard 29 cfr 1910 1030

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030

NJ Department of Health and Senior Services

PEOSH Program

(609) 984-1863

bloodborne pathogens standard
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • 29 CFR 1910.1030, Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Published December 1991
  • Effective March 1992 (Private Employers)
  • Adopted Under NJ PEOSHA July 1993
  • Scope
    • ALL with occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM)
routes of exposure
Routes of Exposure
  • Exposure incident means a specific contact with blood or OPIM through:
    • Cuts, Cracks or Abrasions in the Skin
    • Splashing or Spraying of Blood or OPIM in the Eyes, Mouth, or Nose
    • Puncture Wounds from Contaminated Sharps (needles, broken glass, or other medical devices)
methods of compliance
Methods of Compliance
  • Universal Precautions
  • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Housekeeping
universal precautions
Universal Precautions
  • An infection control concept that requires all blood and OPIM to be handled as if it were infected with bloodborne pathogens.
work practice controls
Work Practice Controls
  • Wash Hands Immediately After Glove Removal
  • Decontaminate Equipment Before Servicing
  • Use labeled or Color-Coded Bio Hazard Containers
  • Do Not Eat, Drink, Smoke, etc. in Work Areas
  • Do Not Recap, Bend or Break Needles
exposure control plan
Exposure Control Plan
  • Written plan to eliminate or minimize exposures to bloodborne pathogens
    • List job classifications at risk (exposure determination)
    • ID procedures in which occupational exposure can occur
    • Explain how the Standard will be complied with
      • How employees will be protected
      • How employees will be trained
      • Person to contact if an exposure occurs
hepatitis b vaccination
Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Made available to employees after training and within 10 working days of initial assignment
  • A declination form must be signed if vaccination is refused by the employee
  • Post-exposure follow-up is required to be provided to an employee after an exposure incident
hepatitis b vaccination1
Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Current Recommendations
    • For HCP who are in contact with patients and/or blood and continues to be at risk for percutaneous exposure, they must be:
      • tested 1-2 months after completion of the vaccination for antibody titer.

Source: CDC, MMWR, June 29, 2001/Vol.50/No. RR-11

hepatitis b vaccine
Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • 3 – Dose Series
  • How long the protective effect in healthy adults last is unknown at present; currently no booster is required.
bloodborne pathogens standard 29 cfr 1910 10301
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030
  • Review of Facility-Specific Exposure Control Plan
  • Additional Question and Answer Period