The Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) program covers all areas in which exposure to bloodborne pathogens may occur. This program provides the proper guidelines and precautions to prevent self-exposure and contamination based on OSHA requirements and recommendations.
Bloodborne pathogens include human/primate/infectious animal blood, tissue or body fluids. For other potentially infectious materials consult the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan.
Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Injuries
If you have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens through an on-the-job needle-stick, laceration or splash, do the following IMMEDIATELY:
For needle-sticks or lacerations
- Wash the affected area(s) with soap and water thoroughly
- Administer first aid if necessary