ERIC Number: ED362255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
National Child Care Association, Atlanta, GA.
This sample exposure control plan is a guide to assist child care providers in complying with the blood-borne pathogens standard issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The standard requires employers to establish a written exposure control plan by May 5, 1992 (for exposure to microorganisms in human blood that cause disease, such as hepatitis B or HIV). This sample plan is designed so that providers can add information relevant to their own centers. Requirements for exposure determination and for implementation schedule and methodology are outlined, covering the following areas: (1) compliance methods, (2) needles, (3) work area restrictions, (4) personal protective equipment, (5) regulated waste disposal, (6) laundry procedures, (7) hepatitis B vaccine, (8) post-exposure evaluation and follow-up, (9) interaction with health care professionals, (10) training, and (11) record keeping. Sample forms are included for first aid incidents involving the presence of blood or other potentially infectious material and for a post-exposure follow-up and evaluation by a health care provider. Appendices include a sample declination statement and a Center for Disease Control report reviewing Public Health Service post-exposure recommendations for workers at risk of acquiring HIV infection. An attached OSHA booklet provides additional information about the standard, including addresses and telephone numbers of regional OSHA offices. (MM)
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Compliance (Legal), Day Care Centers, Disease Control, Early Childhood Education, Federal Regulation, Health Materials, Labor Standards, Occupational Safety and Health
National Child Care Association, 1029 Railroad Street, Conyers, GA 30207-5275 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Child Care Association, Atlanta, GA.