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Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP)


Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP)

To protect workers from diseases transmitted by blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material, California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) requires employers in California to establish a compliant Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP).

This comprehensive program must include an exposure control plan, use of universal precautions, proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), exposure incident response process, training, immunizations, and required recordkeeping.

Developing and implementing an effective Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP) program requires specialized expertise. CDMS offers turnkey services to establish or upgrade your program to meet all Cal/OSHA BBP standard requirements. We can provide model exposure control plans, training, exposure treatment assistance, and ongoing support.

Let CDMS handle this critical worker health and safety requirement for you.

Regulatory bodies
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA)
Who needs it

Companies that have employees with potential occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens are required to have a bloodborne pathogen (BBP) program.

Regulation reference
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
  • 8 CCR 5193
What our service provides:

Our Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP) include:

  • Exposure control plan
  • Use of universal precautions
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Post-exposure evaluation
  • Communication of hazards to employees
  • Training
  • Recordkeeping

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When is a Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP) required?
For any workers with reasonably anticipated occupational exposure to blood or infectious material.

What are the key elements of a Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP)?
Exposure control plan, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), training, hepatitis B vaccine, post-exposure process.

Who must review and oversee the Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP)?
The employer should designate a program administrator.

How often must the program be reviewed?
Annually to ensure it remains up to date.

What training records must be maintained?
Dates, topics, trainer names, trainee signatures.

What exposure incident records are needed?
Details of exposure, follow-up, and provided counseling.

Does the program require handwashing facilities?
Yes, with required availability of hot water and soap.

What Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be covered?
Gloves, gowns, masks, face shields for high splash potential.

What post-exposure medical actions must be detailed?
Confidential evaluation, prophylaxis, treatment referrals.

Can Hepatitis B vaccination be declined?
Yes, but signed declination must be documented if employee refuses.

How should exposure incidents be investigated?
To determine root cause and enhance future prevention.

Does Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP) need to discuss laundry handling?
Yes, contaminated laundry procedures must be established.

What records retention policy is required?
30 years past duration of employment.

What activities could warrant airborne precautions?
Aerosol-generating procedures, labs handling concentrated virus.

Does Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP) require a hand hygiene policy?
Yes, mandatory handwashing procedures must be defined.

Should Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP) discuss safe sharps usage?
Yes, use of engineering controls and work practices to prevent injuries.

Does Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP) need to cover housekeeping?
Yes, cleaning schedules and methods for contaminated areas.

Should Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP) address biohazardous waste handling?
Yes, specific disposal procedures must be established.

What oversight agencies enforce the Bloodborne Pathogen Program (BBP) standard?
Federal OSHA and state plans like Cal/OSHA.

Can standard Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) programs be purchased?
Yes, but they should be customized to each workplace. CDMS has extensive experience creating customized Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) programs. Contact Us and request a facility assessment. Our skilled team of EH&S specialists is ready to assist you.