Follow applicable OSHA standards• Employers must ensure that they comply with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030, to protect workers who may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials.
• OSHA’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standard, 29 CFR 1910.132, provides additional information about how to select and use appropriate PPE, training and other requirements.
• Employers must comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, when their workers use certain chemicals for cleaning and decontamination.
• In some cases where a specific OSHA standard doesn’t apply, the General Duty Clause (Sec. 5(a)(1)) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requires employers to furnish to each employee employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.