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Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) are infectious agents possibly transmitted through human blood or other body fluids. The OSHA BBP Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) covers all human blood, body fluids, and other potentially infectious material (OPIM), such as human cell lines. Duke’s BBP Program spans the entire breadth of work done: hospital, clinical research, basic science, animal research, and facilities. The BBP Exposure Control Plans (ECPs) outline the risks, mitigation measures, and post-exposure procedures. 

BBP Exposure Hotline

Exposures to human blood or body fluids should be reported immediately to the BBP Exposure Hotline by dialing (919) 684-8115 or 115 from a Duke phone.