Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) are microorganisms that may be present in human (and non-human primate) blood, body fluids, and unfixed cells and tissues. Bloodborne pathogens can cause disease in humans.

Employees who have an occupational risk of exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious material (OPIM) must complete BBP training on an annual basis. Examples of employee positions that may require BBP training include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health services employees
    • Police, security, EMS
    • Researchers who work with human or non-human primate blood or OPIM or work in an area where other lab members handle these materials
    • Custodial staff and any personnel assigned to clean up body fluids after an accident
    • Environmental health and safety spill response team members     

Texas A&M University (TAMU) employees can access BBP training courses in TrainTraq:

Non-employees (e.g., students, visiting scholars, etc.) can access BBP training courses through the TAMU External Gateway. Contact Biosafety Occupational Health Program (BOHP) staff at for assistance with accessing courses in the External Gateway.

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan

• Hepatitis B information (CDC)

Hepatitis B vaccine information (OSHA)