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• Record Type: Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
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• Title: Intro to 29 CFR Part 1910, Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY and HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

29 CFR part 1910.1030

Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor

ACTION: Final Rule

SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration hereby promulgates a standard under section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act), 29 U.S.C. 655 to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other bloodborne pathogens. Based on a review of the information in the rulemaking record, OSHA has made a determination that employees face a significant health risk as the result of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials because they may contain bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B virus which causes Hepatitis B, a serious liver disease, and human immunodeficiency virus, which causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The Agency further concludes that this exposure can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical surveillance, Hepatitis B vaccination, signs and labels, and other provisions.

DATES: This standard shall become effective on March 5, 1992.

ADDRESSES: For additional copies of this standard, contact: OSHA Office of Publications; U.S. Department of Labor, Room N3101, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20210, Telephone (202) 523-9667.

For copies of materials in the docket, contact: OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. H-370, Room N2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210, Telephone (202) 523-7894. The hours of operation of the Docket Office are 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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