ERIC Number: ED361474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Committee Studying Contagious Disease Training for Public Safety Personnel. Report of the Committee on Training of the Criminal Justice Services Board to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia. House Document No. 15.
Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.
Through discussion and extensive research, the Committee Studying Contagious Disease Training attempted to address concerns regarding education and training of public safety personnel with regard to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV). The committee's findings were based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) standards, a review of current state and federal laws and regulations related to HIV and HBV, current related literature, and the technical expertise of committee members and advisors. The committee's recommendations for training public safety personnel in the prevention of exposure to communicable diseases included the following: airborne pathogens training, training volunteers, model training outline, training on legal issues, testing for knowledge, training at the time of initial assignment to any tasks where potential for occupational exposure exists and annually thereafter, local cooperation, creation of a coordinating committee, emergency medical technician training at the discretion of each public safety agency, no need for additional mandated training, and postexposure management. (Appendixes include the resolutions that established this study, final rule regarding Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, proposed training outline, and summary of Virginia statutes related to communicable diseases.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adult Education, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Emergency Squad Personnel, Fire Fighters, Fire Science Education, Health Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Police, Police Education, Safety Education, Standards, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Viruses, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State General Assembly, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia