Laboratory Safety & Compliance

Graham Health Center
408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control

Laboratory workers that may be exposed to human blood and/or other potentially infectious human material (e.g., tissue, fluids, cell lines) must attend a "Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control” course prior to working with the human material. The course offers a detailed discussion of Oakland University’s BBP Exposure Control Plan which includes but is not limited to such topics as:

  • Definitions and Communication of Hazards to Laboratory workers
  • Safe Work Practices, Personal Protective Equipment, and Engineering Controls
  • Safe handling of contaminated materials and waste
  • Universal Precautions, transmission of bloodborne pathogens and associated diseases
  • Exposure determination and post exposure response and procedures
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations, and Recordkeeping

Training is required by OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, 1910.1030 for all laboratory workers with a potential for occupational exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious materials in the workplace.

Annual refresher training is required to stay informed of changes and review safe practices.