Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bloodborne Pathogens


I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this program is to minimize or eliminate all  employees’ exposure to Bloodborne pathogens, mainly that of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and other Bloodborne pathogens which could lead to disease or death.  This program has been developed and implemented to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 29 CFR 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

II. SCOPE

This program applies to all employees who are identified as authorized first responders, and are first aid/CPR trained. In addition, this includes all other employees who may, in the course of their normal employment, be required to handle, come in contact with, or dispose of any materials containing contaminated or potentially contaminated blood and/or body fluids.

III. RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Operation/Production Manager is responsible for the following:

1. Administer all aspects of the Bloodborne Pathogens Program.

2. Assure training for all affected employees and maintain documentation records indefinitely.

3. Assure that all employees in the department who are trained in First Aid/CPR attend annual training sessions in accordance with this program.

4. Assure that only properly trained employees perform clean up of potentially contaminated blood and/or body fluids.

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