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Exposure Control Plan (ECP)

for University Employees
with Occupational Exposure
to Needle sticks, Bloodborne and Other Pathogens


The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is committed to providing a safe and healthful work environment for its students, faculty and staff.  In pursuit of this endeavor, the following Exposure Control Plan (ECP) is provided to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to Needle sticks, Bloodborne and other pathogens in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030, "Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens."

The ECP is a key document to assist UMD departments in implementing and ensuring compliance with the OSHA-Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, thereby protecting their employees. This ECP includes:

  1. Determination of employee exposure
  2. Methods of Implementation:
    various methods of exposure controls will be used, including
    1. Universal precautions
    2. Engineering and work practice controls 
    3. Personal protective equipment
    4. Housekeeping
    5. Hepatitis B vaccination
    6. Post-exposure evaluation and follow-up
    7. Communication of hazards to employees and training
    8. Record keeping
The methods of implementation of these elements of the standard will be discussed in the subsequent pages of this ECP.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.