4019.43 – Personnel – All Personnel – Universal Precautions

Policy – x
Regulation –
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Adopted – 1/4/1996
Revised – 12-4-2003
In order to protect employees from contact with potentially infectious blood or other body fluids, the Governing Board requires that universal precautions be observed throughout the District.

Universal precautions are appropriate for preventing the spread of all infectious diseases and shall be used regardless of whether bloodborne pathogens are known to be present.

Employees shall immediately report any exposure incident or first aid incident in accordance with the District’s exposure control plan or other safety procedures.

Legal Reference
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
117600-118360 Handling and disposal of regulated waste
120875 Providing information to school Districts on AIDS, AIDS-related conditions and Hepatitis B
120880 Information to employees of school District
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8
5193 California bloodborne pathogens standard
5193 California bloodborne pathogens standard
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 29
1910.1030 OSHA bloodborne pathogens standards
Management Resources:
CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES
1016.89 Guidelines for Informing School Employees about Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases, including Hepatitis B and AIDS/HIV Infections and Policies for Dealing with HIV-Infected Persons in School Settings
WEB SITES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

CSBA Date – 3/93

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