Struthers City School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

8453.02 - STUDENT EXPOSURE TO BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS

The Board of Education seeks to provide a safe educational environment for students and take appropriate measures to protect those students who may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens in the school environment and/or during their participation in school-related activities. While the risks of students being exposed to blood-borne pathogens may be low, students must assume that all body fluids are potentially infectious and must take precaution to follow universal procedures in order to reduce such risks and minimize and/or prevent the potential for accidental infection.

In order to reduce the risk of students being exposed to blood-borne pathogens, the Superintendent shall implement guidelines which will:

 A.identify potential situations where students may be exposed to blood and other infectious materials;

 B.require proper training for staff in the universal precautions against staff or student exposure to blood-borne pathogens;

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

 D.provide for record-keeping of all of the above.

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