Bloodborne Pathogens


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of University Safety and Assurances oversees the Bloodborne Pathogens Program. The bloodborne pathogens program (BBP) is a safety program aimed at protecting all employees who may be exposed to human blood, primary or established human cell lines, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) while at work. Blood or OPIM can contain disease-causing viruses such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV, as risk known as occupational exposure.


The Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Program Plan: Each department, program, and research facility must have an complete program plan in both electronic and hard copy available in their facility that includes a template of the Hepatitis B form, the Blood Contaminated Material Clean-up Standard Operating Procedure, and a current training record. This file is customizable for your facility.

UWM Bloodborne Pathogens Program

Blood Contaminated Material Clean-Up Standard Operating Procedure

Hepatitis B Vaccine Form and Guidance Document: This is to be maintained in the personnel file for the employee in their respective departmental HR office.

Supplements: Recombivax Vaccine Insert, Engerix B Vaccine Insert

UWM Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan: This must be completed and kept on file for each department with personnel that have reasonable risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.


Employees and students who may encounter human blood or other potentially infectious materials receive annual training.

For Researchers: All Bloodborne Pathogens Training is done through CITI Program. Register using your UWM account and afilliate with UWM.

–> Click on Add A Course

–> Select Biosafety and Biosecurity from the list

—> Select OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens

For all other personnel: Fill out the bloodborne pathogens training request form below and submit to coordinate training online through VIVID LMS.

People assigned Bloodborne Pathogens Training before October 1, 2017, please use the old training page for RAs and Custodial Staff