BloodBorne Pathogen Program

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  • The University of Florida follows the OSHA standard covering occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030). The standard requires that those with occupational exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious (human) materials as part of their job duties participate in an employer-generated program. This program includes development and annual review of a site-specific Exposure Control Plan, annual training regarding exposures, offer of hepatitis B vaccinations free-of-charge, and post-exposure health care services.

    The Biosafety Office sends instructions and information necessary for annual BBP program compliance to department chairs and directors of divisions having employees with occupational exposure. Training for various audiences (General, Clinical, Dental, BBP Trainer) is available through myTraining.  Individual departments are required to monitor relevant personnel for annual compliance with training requirements.

    For further information, please call the Biological Safety Office.

    BBP Exposure Information

    • All UF employees, except those in Jacksonville, should call the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Hotline (352-265-2727) 24 hours a day following any exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material (OPIM).
    • In Jacksonville, between the hours of 7am-4:30pm, go to the Employee Health Office in Suite 505, Tower 1, 5th and Jefferson. Phone: (904) 244-9576. Go to the ER after hours.

    Enrollment in BBP Program

    1. Complete the Training and Vaccination Acceptance/Declination Form prior to performing job duties that involve exposure. This form is only submitted once, initially. If declining the Hepatitis B vaccination series, skip to #4.
    2. If accepting the Hepatitis B vaccination series, submit OccMed’s Payment Authorization Form through your department’s fiscal manager. This form is valid for 30 days.
    3. Schedule an appointment at the Occupational Medicine Clinic by calling 352-294-5700. It is the employee’s responsibility to schedule any necessary follow up appointments in a timely manner.
    4. Complete annual Bloodborne Pathogen training through myTraining.

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