Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne Pathogens

The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard is regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ( 1910.1030) and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) ( Part 554).

The standard is designed to minimize the risk of occupational exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious materials.

Oakland University requires that employees engaged in occupations that require procedures or other occupation-related tasks that involve exposure or reasonably anticipated exposure to blood or other potentially infections material or that involve a likelihood for spills or splashes of blood or other potentially infections material participate in bloodborne pathogens training at the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter.

Further details regarding OU's guide to the standard are contained in the Oakland University Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.

What to do in the event of an exposure:

If an employee is involved in an incident where exposure to bloodborne pathogens may have occurred, the employee should seek medical attention immediately.

  1. Wash/Flush Area 
    • If exposure occurs on skin, wash the area for 15 minutes with soap and water.
    • If exposure occurs in eyes or on mucus membranes, flush the area for 15 minutes with water or saline (bottled eyewash).
  2. Notify your supervisor and/or EH&S.
  3. Seek medical attention immediately 
OU Employees Working On Campus  
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Crittenton Occupational Medical Clinic
1101 W. University Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48307
Phone: (248) 652-5203

After Hours and Weekends

Crittenton Hospital Emergency Room
1101 W. University Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48307
Phone: (248) 652-5311 
OU Employees Working Off Campus
Go to the nearest emergency room.


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