Exposure Control Plan

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Exposure Control Plan

The OSHA's BBP Standard (29CFR 1910.1030) requires employers to establish a written exposure control plan (ECP) that should be made available to all personnel. The ECP is intended to eliminate or minimize potential hazards associated with occupational exposure to BBPs and OPIM. Some components of the ECP include:
  • Methods implemented to minimize the risk of exposure (Standard Precautions, engineering/work practice controls, PPE, housekeeping, regulated waste disposal ) 
  • Procedures to report BBP exposure incidents, including the evaluation of circumstances surrounding an exposure incident, post exposure evaluation, treatment, and follow-up
  • Procedures to provide the hepatitis B vaccination to all employees at no cost
  • Education and safety training for all employees who have occupational exposure to BBPs (at least annually)