Bloodborne Pathogens

This program affects employees working with, or who have potential exposure to, human blood, body fluids, unfixed human tissues, or animal tissues infected with Bloodborne Pathogens.

These employees are required to attend Bloodborne Pathogen training at the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may occur. An exposure control plan, annual training, and acceptance or declination of hepatitis B vaccination are required. The use of material of human origin must be registered with the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

For more information contact Biosafety at (410) 706 - 7055 or FAX (410) 706 - 8212

Related Links:

Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Healthcare Worker Exposure to HIV and Recommendations for Post-exposure Prophylaxis. (MMWR 47: /No.RR-7, May 15, 1998.) To see the full report, view the "PDF file. (To view this document, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader; if you do not have it, follow the link below to download a copy.)