BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS — NON-LABORATORY EMPLOYEES
Bloodborne pathogens are disease-inducing microorganisms which can be transmitted through human blood and other body fluids. Anyone whose job responsibilities require them to work with human blood or other possibly infectious material must comply with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.
Some of the requirements include a written exposure control plan, vaccinations, training and following universal precautions. Information specific to your area should come from your supervisor before you begin work.
You may also contact Environmental Health and Safety for more information.
The campus is under constant remodeling and construction. Be sure to use the alternate pathways that are marked. Respect the fences, safety zones and signs that are posted. They are there for your safety.
EMERGENCY SHOWER & EYE WASH
Emergency showers and eye wash stations are common equipment in university laboratories and shop areas. Become familiar with their locations and ensure the path to them is unobstructed.
Should you be exposed to a chemical, use the provided showers and eye wash stations to flush the exposed area for at least 15 minutes before seeking medical attention.