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Criminal Evidence Use with Chapter 296-823 WAC, Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens IMPORTANT INFORMATION! These guidelines will assist law enforcement agencies in meeting the requirements of the Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) rule when collecting and preserving criminal evidence. Law enforcement agencies are responsible for: Collecting and preserving criminal evidence for future analysis AND Protecting criminal evidence from contamination SPECIMENS AS CRIMINAL EVIDENCE Criminal evidence such as clothing and other items contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are considered “specimens” and fall under the scope of the BBP rule. Blood is one of the most common types of criminal evidence and one of the most fragile. PRESERVING SPECIMENS AS CRIMINAL EVIDENCE WISHA recognizes the risks and unique requirements involved in the storage of criminal evidence contaminated with blood and OPIM.
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  • Spring '17
  • Rosen
  • Law enforcement agency, BBP

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