Ask the expert: What occupations are subject to bloodborne pathogens regulations?

OSHA Healthcare Connection, November 1, 2011

Q: What healthcare occupations does the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard cover?

A: The Bloodborne Pathogens standard does not list occupations that are automatically covered. Instead, the standard identifies the condition of occupational exposure under which the standard would apply.

Click here for OSHA’s definition of occupational exposure and more details on who is covered under the standard.

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