BBP Manual

9 Bloodborne Pathogens Environmental Health and Safety B Exposure Determination Personnel who may reasonably be expected to face exposure to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties must participate in the Iowa State University (ISU) Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Program. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens can occur when PIMs contact the eyes, mouth, other mucous membranes or non-intact skin, or when PIMs enter the body through a break in the skin, such as a puncture wound with a contaminated object. At Iowa State University, personnel with the following job classifications must participate in the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Program: • Health Care Workers • Police Officers • Personnel who are designated as responsible, as part of their job duties, to render first aid or medical assistance, remove bandages, or have potential exposure to human blood in any way. Examples of departments with these personnel include, but are not limited to, the Athletic Department, Thielen Student Health Center, and Recreation Services. • Laboratory personnel working with human blood or other PIMs as determined by individual departments. • Any personnel designated to work with or around situations that may involve potential human blood or body fluid exposures that are covered by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. The exposure potential will be determined by individual departments. Preferably the exposure should be listed in employee job description.