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Information for Employers Complying with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard


March 2009
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2009-111
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The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard applies to employees who have occupational exposure (reasonably anticipated job-related contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials). The three most common bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

This flyer is being sent to employers as an aid to understanding and complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This standard seeks to prevent serious occupational infections among employees.