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Viewing Policy: SP 4119.43 Universal Precautions



UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS

 

 

In order to protect employees from contact with potentially infectious blood or other body fluids, the San Benito County Superintendent of Schools requires that universal precautions be observed throughout the operations of the County Office.

 

Universal precautions are appropriate for preventing the spread of all infectious diseases and shall be used regardless of whether bloodborne pathogens are known to be present.

 

Employees  shall  immediately  report  any  exposure  incident  or  first  aid  incident  in accordance with the County Office’s exposure control plan or other safety procedures.

 

 

 

Legal Reference:

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

117600-118360  Handling and disposal of regulated waste

120875 Providing information to school districts on AIDS, AIDS-related conditions and Hepatitis B

120880 Information to employees of school district CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8

5193  California bloodborne pathogens standard CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 29

1910.1030  OSHA bloodborne pathogens standards

 

Management Resources:

CDE PROGRAM 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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Approved: 10-11-18