Q: Does OSHA mandate that disposable gloves are required for blood draws? If so, where is the reference?
are required for employees doing blood draws. The applicable section of the
Bloodborne Pathogens standard is:
1910.1030(d)(3)(ix) Gloves shall be worn when it can be reasonably anticipated that the employee may have hand contact with blood, other potentially infectious materials, mucous membranes, and non-intact skin; when performing vascular access procedures except as specified in paragraph (d)(3)(ix)(D); and when handling or touching contaminated items or surfaces.