Washington State University
Environmental Health & Safety Exposure Control Plan

Exposure Control Plan

Any workplace where it is reasonably anticipated that employees might encounter bloodborne pathogens will have a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.  The plan contains the following elements.

Exposure Determination

  • A list of job titles and tasks covered by the Exposure Control Plan.

Engineering Controls

  • A list of equipment used to separate employees from risk of exposure.

Work Practices

  • Specific procedures and practices to be used to protect employees from exposure.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Required PPE assigned to protect employees from exposure risks after engineeing controls and work practices have been implemented.

Signs, Labels and Color Coding

  • Labels used to communicate when biohazards are present.

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Hepatitis B Vaccine

  • Procedures describing how employees are offered and receive the vaccine.

Employee Training and Hazard Communication

  • Required training on bloodborne pathogens and the precautions implemented to protect employees.

Emergency Procedures

  • Procedures to follow in an emergency.


  • How and where bloodborne pathogens related records will be kept.

Exposure Control Plan Review

  • The process for reviewing the plan on an annual basis, and whenever there are new or modified tasks, revised position descriptions, or new technologies affecting exposure.

You need to review your workplace’s site specific Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan as part of this training.