Kentucky Bloodborne Pathogens laws & safety compliance analysis

Kentucky Bloodborne Pathogens: What you need to know

Kentucky has adopted the federal safety and health rule for bloodborne pathogens in general industry workplaces by reference and added the requirement that gloves must be worn by volunteers performing phlebotomies at blood donation centers (803 KAR 2:320). The federal standard allows for exceptions to gloves when performing phlebotomies under certain conditions.

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Kentucky has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program (KyOSH) governs both public and private sector workplaces, except for the Tennessee Valley Authority and federal facilities.


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