EBBC: Bloodborne Pathogens
Staff and students incur some risk of infection and illness each time they are exposed to bodily fluids or other potentially infectious materials. While the risk of disease due to casual contact in the school environment is very low, the District regards any risk as serious.
All staff and students shall follow universally recognized precautions. Universally recognized safeguards require that staff and students approach infection control as if all direct contact with human blood and bodily fluids is known to be infectious for bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne pathogens include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and other pathogens.
The Chief Executive Officer or designee annually reviews and updates the Exposure Control Plan to align with Federal regulations. The Exposure Control Plan includes annual in-service training for staff and students, first-aid kits in each classroom and each District vehicle, and correct procedures for cleaning up body fluid spills and personal clean-up.
The District offers all staff to be immunized for hepatitis B, especially those required to provide first aid to students or staff. The vaccine is also offered to all staff who have occupational exposure as determined in the Exposure Control Plan.
- Adopted: March 20, 2001
- Amended: February 22, 2022
- Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1910.1030
- Ohio Revised Code Section 3707.26
- Ohio Revised Code Section 4167.01