ERIC Number: ED363589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens. A Report To Provide Information.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
This report discusses a federally mandated standard concerning establishment of a program to reduce exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) in Iowa schools and education agencies. The standard includes the following components: introduction, scope and application, definitions, exposure control, methods of compliance, Hepatitis B vaccinations, post-exposure evaluation and follow-up. communication of hazards to employees, and recordkeeping. A "response team" approach for dealing with school situations involving blood and OPIM is recommended. Interpretations of the standard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor are cited in the areas of first aid providers and coverage of discarded feminine hygiene products. The report provides a sample format for a written policy, a sample Hepatitis B vaccine information record, a list of universal precautions, and a sample training attendance certificate. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Support Staff; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa