CFR 113A - Bloodborne Pathogens


CFR 113A - Bloodborne Pathogens

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On November 6, 2000, President Clinton signed into law the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, Public Law 106-430. The Act required OSHA to revise the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) within six months. To facilitate completion of this Congressional directive, Congress exempted OSHA from the usual rulemaking procedural requirements of section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. On January 18, 2001, OSHA promulgated the mandated revisions to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. These changes, which apply to healthcare worker and others who handle medical sharps, can be broadly categorized into four areas: modification of definitions relating to engineering controls; revising and updating the Exposure Control Plan; solicitation of employee input; and recordkeeping. 

The N.C. Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health adopted the revisions to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard verbatim with an effective date of October 1, 2001. Refer to the 01/18/2001 Federal Register (Volume 66, No. 12) for the details related to these requirements.

Also reference CFR 113 - Bloodborne Pathogens; Final Rule, CPL 02-02-069, Enforcement Procedures for the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and CFR 113B - Bloodborne Pathogens; corrections. Additional information and resources can be found on the safety and health topic page for Bloodborne Pathogens, Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances and Recording and Reporting.

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