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This section highlights OSHA Directives (instructions to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation related to bloodborne pathogens and needlestick prevention.

OSHA Directives; Instructions to OSHA staff
OSHA Enforcement Letters of Interpretation

Five Most Frequently Cited Sections of Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

January 2001 – September 2011

Note: all citations refer to a workplace where the employer has employees with reasonably anticipated exposure to bloodborne pathogens during the performance of their work duties. The citation locations refer to sections of 29 CFR 1910.1030.

  1. [1910.1030(c)(1)(i)] - Establishment of a written Exposure Control Plan
  2. [1910.1030(c)(1)(iv)] - Review and update Exposure Control Plan

    Note: This review must reflect changes in technology and document annual consideration and implementation of safer medical devices.

  3. [1910.1030(d)(2)(i)]- Use of engineering and work practice controls
  4. [1910.1030(f)(2)(i)] - Availability of HBV vaccination
  5. [1910.1030(g)(2)(i)] - Employee training program

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