OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard
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OSHA BBP facts
Five frequently cited sections of the BBP standard:
- Establishment of an exposure control plan
- Review and update the exposure control plan
- Use of engineering and work practice controls
- Employee training program
- Availability of HBV vaccination
How does your nuclear medicine department rate?
Is your facility compliant with the revised OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard?
In 2001, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised the Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) standard with the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act emphasizing needlestick safety. Nuclear medicine professionals deal with biological and radioactive hazards with every patient administration. For the unique requirements in nuclear medicine, Cardinal Health offers an innovative line of needle safety products for use in nuclear medicine to help you comply with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard.
Resources for OSHA BBP compliance:
|Main provisions of the legislation:
||OSHA bloodborne pathogens fact sheet.|
Exposure Control Plan
One frequently cited section of the BBP standard is the lack of an established exposure control plan. Cardinal Health has developed a comprehensive Exposure Control Plan template for the nuclear medicine department to assist you in meeting this requirement.
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