Shelby County Board of Education
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Issued Date: 08/26/10


The Shelby County Board of Education follows the rules and regulations of OSHA Standard 29 C.F.R. 1910.1030. Measures, outlined in the Standard and needed to eliminate or minimize the likelihood of employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens, especially HBV and HIV will be instituted as follows:

  1. Development of a Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan;

  2. Training of all employees in universal precautions;

  3. Determination of employee exposure risk status;

  4. In-depth training of employees determined to be at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens and the use of measures and equipment to reduce their risk for exposure;

  5. Institution of engineering controls and work procedures to minimize risk;

  6. Provision of personal protective equipment to protect employees during exposure incidents; and

  7. Provision of HBV vaccination and when required boosters to employees at risk for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens during discharge of their normal duties and responsibilities.

The Shelby County Board of Education will provide post exposure medical evaluation for employees exposed to bloodborne pathogens because of contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials during an exposure incident. Further medical treatment, medical prophylaxis or counseling indicated by the post exposure medical evaluation will be supplied by the Shelby County Board of Education.

Required training will be repeated on an annual basis and the Exposure Control Plan will be reviewed and updated once a year.