Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) obtain your cooperation with their bloodborne regulations by requiring you to use an appropriate “Exposure Control Plan”. They are pre-written plans or templates with blank spaces to fill in what is required, and should be unique to the practice setting. In fact, the CDC website has such a template named “Model Plans and Programs for the OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND HAZARD COMMUNICATIONS STANDARDS.” However, there are minimum requirements for your Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Exposure Control Plan. The plan must be written specifically for each facility where you are potentially exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Even if the facilities are similar, there may be a difference in the number of employees, rooms, or just a different layout of the office.

Until next week,

Larry Kobak
Lawrence F. Kobak, Esq.
Senior Counsel
Frier Levitt