Gloves and Blood Draws

Q: Does OSHA mandate that disposable gloves are required for blood draws? If so, where is the reference?

A: Gloves 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.