Bloodborne Pathogens Terminology: Exposing the regulation one term at a time

Decades after its inception, OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard remains a compliance challenge. With over 300 to 500 citations annually, the regulation's complex legal terms often confuse employers. Understanding its 28 key definitions can simplify compliance and reduce costs.

June 5, 2024

2:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT / 7:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

Sponsor: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. 

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Although the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard has been around over three decades, it continues to confuse employers. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 is cited 300 to 500 times each year, making it a frequently violated regulation in Part 1910. Perhaps the confusion and noncompliance may be found in the very text of the standard — legal terminology that has been with the standard from the very beginning.

The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard defines 28 terms in its definitions section, so the use of these words and phrases may make this particular regulation a challenge for employers in general industry. This webcast explores:

  • Definitions of the key terms in the standard
  • OSHA's intent and
  • Answers to your questions.

The better you understand the terminology, the easier, faster, and less costly your compliance efforts may be. So don’t miss out. Register today!



Tricia Hodkiewicz | Editor - EHS | J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. 

Tricia Hodkiewicz has been an environmental, health, and safety (EHS) editor at J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. for over 25 years. She creates content for manuals, handbooks, videos, signs, training materials, online solutions, and webcasts.

Tricia edits publications for the general and construction industries and specializes in OSHA and EPA subjects like bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, HAZWOPER, signs and labels, written safety plans, oil spill prevention, and EPCRA. Her articles have appeared in popular safety magazines, and Tricia has fielded thousands of compliance questions from EHS professionals

Rachel Krubsack | Editor - EHS | J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. 

Rachel Krubsack is an Editor on the Environmental, Health, and Safety team at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Her topics of expertise include hazard communication, OSHA training requirements, and hearing conservation. She answers compliance questions from EHS professionals; edits two manuals; and creates content for online solutions, webcasts, training materials, and handbooks. Her articles have appeared in several safety magazines.


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