Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) are infectious microorganisms found in blood that can transmitted in a variety of ways (e.g., passing through our skin layer from a cut or stick, contact with our mucous membranes, unprotected sex with an infected partner). The likelihood of any disease being transmitted depends upon the volume and concentration of the material, how transmission occurs (e.g., needle stick versus splash), and our own immune status. If you are working with bloodborne pathogens in any way, you should review all training and guides below. 


The online BBP Training is for trainers who lead BBP training across campus and can be used as a resource for those that have completed training.

Online BBP Training

Refresher Training

The refresher training is for anyone who already has taken the initial training, and needs a quick review. 

BBP Refresher Training


The Exposure Control Plan identifies tasks and procedures in which occupational exposure may occur and specifies the positions whose duties include those tasks and procedures. 

Exposure Control Plan

Post Exposure

The Post Exposure Plan gives a brief introduction to the University's post exposure evaluation and follow-up procedures for Miami employees, supervisors, and physicians. 

Post Exposure Plan


The Waste Management Guide assists University personnel in the proper handling and disposal of infectious wastes generated in laboratories and other University work areas. 

Infectious Waste Management

Spill Cleanup

If you spill anything containing bloodborne pathogens, review the following video for instructions on safely cleaning it up.

Spill Cleanup Procedure