What is OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030? How to be compliant

Last updated:
1/23/2023

Table of Content

OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 is a regulation issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that outlines the requirements for employers to protect their employees from potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. The regulation requires employers to provide a safe working environment, training, and other measures to reduce the risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. It also sets out specific requirements for the use of personal protective equipment, medical surveillance, and recordkeeping. This regulation is important for protecting workers from potential health risks associated with exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

 

What is OSHA?

OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a federal agency within the United States Department of Labor. OSHA's mission is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and assistance. The OSHA Act is a comprehensive law covering all workplace safety and health aspects, including regulating hazardous materials, noise levels, and other environmental factors.

CPR AED and First Aid Certification. Get certified Now with the latest AHA guidelines.

Takes less than 20 minutes. learn more

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030), employers must provide employees with safeguards from potential health risks associated with exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This standard outlines the requirements for occupational exposure control plans, engineering and work practice controls, hepatitis B vaccinations, hazard communication, training, and recordkeeping. It applies to employers of workers who may be exposed to blood, tissues, body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials.

 

What is Bloodborne Pathogen Training?

Bloodborne Pathogen Training is a type of training required by OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 for employees who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. This training is designed to educate employees on the risks associated with exposure and how to protect themselves from potential harm. The training should cover topics such as the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), engineering and work practice controls, and proper disposal of contaminated materials.

 

Who Needs BBP Training?

Workers in various industries may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and therefore required to receive Bloodborne Pathogen Training. This includes:

  • Healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and laboratory personnel
  • Construction workers
  • Body art professionals
  • General workplace

 

Try your knowledge with Practice Test

OSHA Standard Compliance by Industry

OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 applies to all industries, but the specific requirements may vary depending on the industry. 

Healthcare

Healthcare is one of the industries most affected by OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030. Healthcare workers are at a higher risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens due to their frequent contact with patients and other bodily fluids. As such, healthcare employers must take extra precautions to protect their employees from potential exposure. This includes providing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), implementing engineering and work practice controls, and providing training and education on the risks of exposure.

 

Construction

The construction industry is also subject to OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030. Construction workers may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens because they work with tools, materials, and other hazardous substances. Employers must provide appropriate PPE, engineering and work practice controls, training, and education to protect their employees from potential exposure or contact with blood and body fluids.

 

Body Art

Body art is subject to OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 as well. Tattoo Artists, Body Art Professionals, Body Piercing Artists, Permanent Cosmetics Artists, and others involved in body art may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens due to their work with needles and other sharp objects which has direct contact with blood. Employers must provide appropriate PPE, engineering and work practice controls, training, and education to protect their employees from potential exposure. Additionally, employers must ensure that all body art procedures are performed in a safe and sanitary manner.

 

General Workplace

If you are not a body artist and do not work in the healthcare industry, you are part of the "General Workplace" and can have exposure to blood. Employers must provide appropriate PPE, engineering and work practice controls, training, and education to protect employees from exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This includes ensuring that all surfaces are properly cleaned and disinfected, that sharps containers are available for the safe disposal of needles and other sharp objects, and that all employees are trained on the risks of exposure and how to protect themselves. 

Key Takeaway

  • OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 is a regulation issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 applies to all industries, but the specific requirements may vary depending on the industry.
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training is a type of training required by OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 for employees who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace.
  • Healthcare is one of the industries most affected by OSHA standard
  • Construction workers may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens because they work with tools, materials, and other hazardous substances.
  • Employers must provide appropriate PPE, engineering and work practice controls, training, and education to protect employees from exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  • All body art procedures are performed in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • It is important for employers to understand their responsibilities under OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 and to ensure that they are in compliance with the regulations.
  • Employers should also be aware of any changes or updates to the standard, as these can affect their obligations. 

 

Related articles
No items found.

Heading

Heading

Heading

Heading
Heading