Blood-borne Pathogen Prevention Program

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OVERVIEW

People that work with children or are involved in sporting activities are sooner or later, often frequently, exposed to bloodborne pathogens (BBPs). People get injured and bleed and first aid must be given as part of the anticipated and expected duties. Even if the federal government didn’t mandate protection for potentially exposed workers, you would want to protect your staff because you are a caring organization led by caring individuals. The fact is, however, that BBP protection is mandated, and that complicates things a bit as there are specific requirements introduced by the statute. The sample Blood-borne Pathogen Prevention Program that follows is a template that is set up to meet the requirements of the law. All areas needing alteration so that the plan will fit your specific operation and needs are highlighted. The responsibilities of all involved parties is expressly defined, and an Exposure Control Plan as specified in the statute is provided that explains how you determine potentially exposed tasks and what you then must do – it discusses engineering controls and personal protective equipment (PPE). It discusses Hepatitis B vaccination, follow-up procedures after an exposure, necessary warnings, required training, and recordkeeping. The Appendices provide samples of both a sharps injury log and an employee Hepatitis B declination form. The controls and training are required – the care you give naturally without mandate. Using a program like the sample provided will help ensure that the care you express is done so in a manner consistent with statutory requirements.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Scope & Application
  2. Purpose
  3. Responsibilities
  4. Exposure Control Plan
  5. Definitions
  6. Sample Exposure Control Plan
  7. Sample Sharps Injury Log
  8. Sample Hepatitis B Vaccine Declination Form
  9. 29 CFR 1910.1030 Blood-borne Pathogens
  10. PUBLIC LAW 106-430 – Needle Stick Safety & Prevention Act

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  • Posted March 24, 2017 7:49 PM by RCunningham

    Completely read on March 24, 2017 7:49 PM

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