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EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN FOR BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

 

As part of its commitment to provide a safe and healthful work environment, the San Benito County Superintendent of Schools recognizes the importance of developing an exposure control plan. The County Superintendent or designee shall establish a written exposure control plan in accordance with state and federal standards for dealing with potentially infectious materials in the workplace to protect employees from possible infection due to contact with bloodborne pathogens, including but not limited to hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

 

The County Superintendent or designee shall determine which employees have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials. In accordance with the Department’s exposure control plan, employees having occupational exposure shall be offered the hepatitis B vaccination.

 

The County Superintendent or designee may exempt designated first aid providers from pre-exposure hepatitis B vaccination under the conditions specified by state regulations. (8 CCR 5193(f))

 

Any employee not identified by the County Superintendent or designee as having occupational exposure may submit a request to the County Superintendent or designee to be included in the training and hepatitis B vaccination program. The County Superintendent or designee may deny a request when there is no reasonable anticipation of contact with any infectious material.

 

 

Legal Reference:

LABOR CODE

142.3 Authority of Cal/OSHA to adopt standards

144.7 Requirement to amend standards CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8

3204 Access to employee exposure and medical records 5193  California bloodborne pathogens standards CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 29

1910.1030  OSHA bloodborne pathogens standards

 

Management Resources:

CDE ADVISORIES

1016.89 Guidelines for Informing School Employees about Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases, including Hepatitis B and AIDS/HIV Infections and Policies for Dealing with HIV- Infected Persons in School Settings

WEB SITES

OSHA: http://www.osha.gov

Cal/OSHA: http://www.dir.ca.gov/occupational_safety.html Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

 

 

 

Policy Approved: 12-12-18