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435 – Employee Health: Occupational Exposure To Bloodborne Pathogens

Exposure Control Plan. The Superintendent of Schools shall be responsible to insure that the District implements, and reviews and updates at least annually an exposure control plan to eliminate or minimize employees’ occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens in accordance with OSHA requirements. The plan shall designate a response team at each building.

Supplies and Training. The District shall provide at no cost to the employees necessary supplies, personal protective devices, and training for employees to comply with the exposure control plan. Training shall include a discussion of universal precautions.

Discipline. Failure of an employee to comply with the plan shall be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.

HBV Vaccine. Employees identified as having reasonably anticipated occupational contact with blood or infectious materials shall receive the Hepatitis B vaccine at District expense or shall sign a written waiver declining the vaccine.

Post-Exposure Incident. Following a report of an exposure incident, the District shall make immediately available to the exposed employee a confidential medical examination and follow-up.

Confidentiality. Medical records shall be maintained for each employee with occupational exposure. Such records shall be kept confidential in accordance with Code No. 428 and shall not be disclosed without the employee’s express written consent to any person within or outside the workplace except as required by law.

Date of Revision: February 25, 2002

Legal References: 279.8, Code of Iowa; 29 C.F.R. Pt. 1910.1030


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