This is a reminder that Federal OSHA regulation Title 29, Part 1910.1030 requires that all employees with potential for exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials MUST receive training BEFORE beginning work, and must be retrained annually.
Note: Federal OSHA regulation Title 29, Part 1910.1200 has been amended to conform to the “GHS” – Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labeling – regarding hazardous materials (i.e. specimen preservatives, lab chemicals, etc.) Employee training and a written Hazard Communication Plan modification is MANDATORY.
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