6450 Control of Blood-Borne Pathogens

Policy Type: 

The Board of Trustees seeks to protect those staff members who may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials in their performance of assigned duties.

The Superintendent and the College President shall develop exposure control plans which will include the following elements:

  1. Identification, in writing, of job classifications and of those tasks, activities, and procedures within a job classification where occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens might occur;

  2. Development of written procedures for cleaning, for handling contaminated materials, and for disposing of hazardous waste within all buildings and facilities in the district;

  3. Provision of appropriate personal protective equipment that is readily accessible to identified employees;

  4. Provision (at no cost to the employee) of hepatitis B vaccine under specific circumstances as defined by exposure determination, and medical follow-up for exposure incidents;

  5. Provision of warning labels or color-coded containers for use with hazardous waste;

  6. Provision by a qualified trainer of training that contains content as specified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration' (OSHA)Blood-Borne Pathogens Standard; and

  7. Development of written procedures for meeting requirements for medical record keeping.

The exposure control plans are to be reviewed and updated annually and whenever necessary to comply with the OSHA Standard. The President shall report periodically to the Board regarding the status of the plans.

20 CFR 1910.1030

Adopted Date: 
Monday, February 20, 1995
Board Approved