Protect Yourself – One Exposure is Too Many
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Employers must protect workers1
- OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to protect workers who are occupationally exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), as defined in the standard.
- You must wear appropriate PPE1
- PPE must be readily accessible and available in appropriate sizes.
- PPE may include gloves, gowns, face shields, goggles and other protective gear.
- The level and type of protection must fit the expected exposure.
For additional information, see www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html
1. Bloodborne Pathogens - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Reduces Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens [365 KB PDF*, 2 pages]. OSHA Fact Sheet, (2011, January).