3350 General Safety Procedures

Policy Type: 

The following list of safety procedures is not intended to be all inclusive, but to be representative of the factors to be considered by the College.

Disinfection - Surfaces contaminated by blood or other body fluids can be successfully cleaned and disinfected with commercial disinfectant solutions or with household bleach, freshly diluted in a 1:10 solution.

Equipment - Any needles or other equipment that puncture skin or mucous membrane should be one-user and disposable. If disposable equipment is not available, any needles or other implements that puncture skin or mucous membranes must be steam sterilized by autoclave before re-use or safely discarded. Extreme caution must be exercised, particularly in disposing of needles.

Teaching Laboratories - Laboratory courses requiring exposure to blood, such as biology courses in which blood is obtained by finger prick for typing and examination, must use disposable equipment, and no lancets or other blood-letting devices should be re-used or shared. No students, except those in health care professions in schools, should be required to obtain or process the blood of others.

Campus Safety Department - The campus safety department will acquire appropriate gloves and safety masks to be used during CPR. This equipment will be small enough to be carried by each officer while on duty.

Adopted Date: 
Monday, February 20, 1995
Board Approved