Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

8453.01 - CONTROL OF BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS

The Board of Education seeks to protect those staff members who may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and other potentially-infectious materials in their performance of assigned duties.

Irrespective of the disease presence, standard/universal precautions shall be used and adequate sanitation facilities will be available for handling blood or body fluids within the school setting or school buses. Blood and body fluids from any person in the school setting shall be treated with standard/universal precautions; no exception shall be made when handling blood and body fluids. School personnel will be trained in standard/universal precautions as set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommendations and guidelines at http://www.osha.gov/.

The Superintendent shall implement administrative guidelines which will:

 A.identify those categories of employees whose duties create a reasonable anticipation of exposure to blood and other infectious materials;

 B.provide for inoculation of the Hepatitis B vaccine at no cost to the staff member and in accordance with Federally-mandated scheduling;

 C.ensure proper training in the universal precautions against exposure and/or contamination including the provision of appropriate protective supplies and equipment;

 D.establish appropriate procedures for the reporting, evaluation, and follow-up to any and all incidents of exposure;

 E.provide for record-keeping of all of the above which complies with both Federal and State laws;

 F.develop an exposure control plan.

The Superintendent and the Board shall ensure that said guidelines comply in all respects to those set out in West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2423, Communicable Disease Control.

West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2423, Communicable Disease Control Policy
126-51-1, et seq., Code of State Regulations
29 C.F.R. 1910.1030