Physician Practice

Follow OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens standard to ensure your lab staff stays healthy and safe

Medical Environment Update, June 1, 2018

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In 1991, OSHA put forth a regulation that was designed to minimize healthcare workers’ exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material. The regulation came, in large part, in response to a rising trend of employee exposures to HIV and hepatitis B in the 1980s. As a laboratorian, no matter where you may be working, the Bloodborne Pathogens standard applies to you.

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