Lab Exposure Control Plan

This plan is designed to eliminate employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens. All human blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are considered to be infectious for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV), and other bloodborne pathogens, and will be treated as if infectious, i.e. with universal precautions. Since animal blood is not readily distinguished from human blood by appearance, this document’s guidance for handling and disposal of human blood and sharps is recommended for all blood.

Exposure Control Plan