Does "Toxic and Hazardous Substances" Apply to You?

Toxic and hazardous substances applies to the construction industry in North Carolina. If you are in the construction industry, do your employees have "occupational exposure" to blood or other potentially infectious materials in the workplace? If yes, then you need to comply with this state specific standard.

This North Carolina state specific standard incorporates bloodborne pathogens (excluding subparagraphs (e) HIV and HBV Research Laboratories and Production Facilities) into the Safety and Health Regulations for Construction (29 CFR 1926). It also revised the definition of Occupational Exposure under subsection (b) Definitions.

Occupational Exposure means reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of collateral first aid duties by an employee in the areas of construction, alteration, or repair, including painting and decorating.

Reference A-Z safety and health topics page for more bloodborne pathogens requirements.