FAA - FO IR 3900.74
Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Program - Occupational Safety And Health (OSH)
|Publication Date:||9 April 2018|
Purpose of This Order.
The Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Program is established and maintained to prevent occupational exposure to pathogens in blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) to AIR employees. This program specifies the actions necessary to protect the health and safety of all AIR employees, and provides the requirements for development, implementation, and maintenance of an effective BBP Program.
a. BBP Program Elements. The elements of the BBP Program are designed to meet or exceed the requirements of 29 CFR Part 1910, § 1910.1030; and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 3900.19, FAA Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Program.
b. Bloodborne Pathogens Program Manager (BBP-PM). The program is administered by the AIR-designated BBP-PM, utilizing the AIR Exposure Control Plan (ECP) (appendix A, Aircraft Certification Service Exposure Control Plan). The BBP-PM oversees employee medical vaccination, post-exposure evaluation, training, and recordkeeping support via the FAA Occupational Medical Surveillance (Occ Med) Program.
c. BBP Program Responsibilities. AIR managers with employees who have job functions associated with aircraft accident investigations to include exposure to human blood or OPIM are responsible for BBP Program execution at the local level.
d. BBP Program Implementation. The AIR OSH Program Office will work with senior management in the implementation of this BBP Program. This coordination includes the appropriation of funding for pre-exposure prophylaxis hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccinations, post-exposure evaluations and follow-ups (including post-exposure prophylaxis), hand-sanitizing wipes, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by affected employees.