San Diego Mesa College

Bloodborne Pathogens



Certain diseases can be transmitted from an infected individual or research animal to a person by contact with blood or other potentially infectious material.  These diseases include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and hepatitis C (HCV).

The Bloodborne Pathogens Plan is designed to help you identify, minimize and/or eliminate risk from an exposure to potentially infectious materials that may be in your workplace.  The plan will help you protect yourself in the following ways:

  • Identify what tasks may result in an exposure
  • Describe proper work routines
  • Outline proper exposure reporting


Last Updated: June 14, 2017
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