Fact Sheet

Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

The full text of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard, published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR) 1910.1030, spells out what employers must do to protect workers whose jobs put them at risk of coming into contact with blood and other body fluids that can carry infectious materials. According to OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Fact Sheet, the standard requires employers to:

Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 1910.1030(d)(1) requires:

OPIM is defined in 1910.1030(b) as:


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