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UW Oshkosh Bloodborne Pathogen Program

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this program is to provide guidelines for minimizing the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

II. APPLICATION

1. This program is intended to safeguard workers from occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infections materials (OPIM). The program is directed toward preventing exposure to the hepatitis B virus (HPV) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

III. AUTHORITY AND REFERENCE

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.1030. Dept. of Safety and Professional Services (Chapter SPS 332)

IV. RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLIANCE

1. The administration of this program will be the responsibility of Safety Coordinator.

The administrative responsibilities of this individual/position will include:

  • Identification of the employees to be included in the Bloodborne Pathogen Program.
  • Coordination and supervision of employee training to all that could be exposed to blood or other infectious materials.
  • Ensure the Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow-up Procedure (Appendix G) is completed immediately after an exposure incident.
  • Coordination and supervision of required recordkeeping.
  • Periodic evaluation of the overall program.

2. Department Chairs/Managers/Supervisors of affected employees should:

  • Attend the Bloodborne Pathogen training sessions that cover the requirements of the program and management responsibilities.
  • Ensure that proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is available, used and in good working condition to paid employees.
  • Ensure that each paid employee that is covered under the Standard has completed the Bloodborne Pathogen training.
  • Ensure that all training provided is documented.
  • Ensure that training is provided to new paid employees at the time of initial assignment to areas where exposures are present at the time of hire.

3. Employees who work or may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens should:

  • Comply with all elements of the Bloodborne Pathogen Program in order to prevent occupational exposure to potentially infectious material.
  • Complete annual training on the information contained in the Bloodborne Pathogen Program.
  • Immediately report an exposure to your Department Chair/Manager/Supervisor.

4. On-site Hazardous Waste Collection Site should:

  • Manage the collection site according to regulatory requirements.
  • Schedule regulated waste disposal pick-ups from an approved vendor for regulated biohazardous waste.

V. PROGRAM ELEMENTS

DEFINITIONS

Bloodborne Pathogens — Pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and other body fluids that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Contaminated — The presence or the reasonably anticipated presence of blood or other potentially infectious materials on an item or surface.

Contaminated Laundry — Laundry which has been soiled with blood or OPIM or may contain sharps.

Contaminated Sharps — Any contaminated object that can penetrate the skin including, but not limited to, needles, scalpels, broken glass, broken capillary tubes, and exposed ends of dental wires.

Decontamination — The use of physical or chemical means to remove, inactivate, or destroy bloodborne pathogens on a surface or item to the point where they are no longer capable of transmitting infectious particles and the surface or item is rendered safe for handling, use, or disposal.

Occupational Exposure — Reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee’s duties.

Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) — The following human body fluids: semen, vaginal secretions, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, saliva in dental procedures, any body fluid that is visibly contaminated with blood, and all body fluids in situations where it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids.

Parenteral — Piercing mucous membranes or the skin barrier through such events as needle sticks, human bites, cuts, and abrasions.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) — Specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against a hazard.

Universal Precautions — All human blood and certain human body fluids are treated as if known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, HCV, and other bloodborne pathogens.

A. Exposure Determination

Exposure determination is made without regard for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Individual departments are responsible for keeping an accurate inventory of job classifications and tasks in which employees may have exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material that has not been identified in this procedure.

1. Job classifications in which employees have occupational exposure regardless of frequency:

All medical doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, medical lab technicians, police officers, security officers, athletic trainers, lifeguards, designated first aid providers, Head Start teachers, assistants, bus drivers and child care workers.

Also included are researchers, instructors and student employees who work in laboratories or clinics where human blood and potentially infectious materials are used, regardless of frequency.

2. Job classifications in which some employees MAY have occupational exposure:

All Custodial staff, laundry workers, environmental health staff, plumbers, athletic coaches, counselors, and Continuing Education instructors, or any job in which 1st Aid administering is part of their duties.

3. Employee occupations in which occupational exposure may occur:

Auto mechanics, accountants, clerical staff, communications workers, computer operators, crafts workers (except plumbers), food service workers, maintenance personnel, motor vehicle operators, personnel services staff, power plant operators and any classification which does not fit Category 1 or 2.

B. Universal Precautions

Universal precautions shall be observed throughout all areas of UWO where reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or otherpotentially infectious material may result.

All blood or other potentially infectious material will be considered infectious regardless of the perceived status of the source individual.

Engineering and work practice controls shall be utilized where practical to eliminate or minimize exposure to employees on campus.

Where occupational exposure remains after institution of these controls, personal protective equipment shall also be used.

C. Engineering and Work Practice Controls

Engineering and work practice controls shall be used to eliminate or minimize employee exposure. Where occupational exposure remains after institution of these controls, personal protective equipment shall also be used. Engineering controls shall be examined at least weekly and shall be serviced as necessary for proper operation. Supervisory staff shall be responsible for inspections.

Departments shall provide hand washing facilities that are readily accessible to employees receiving occupational exposure. Where this is not feasible, antiseptic hand cleanser and paper towel or antiseptic towelettes shall be provided. If the latter method is used, hands should be washed with soap and running water as soon as feasible.

Hands shall also be immediately washed after personal protective equipment is removed, or after any contact with blood or related products. If blood contacts mucous membranes, they should be rinsed with water. Soap and running water should be used for other washing.

Sharps disposal containers, reusable sharps containers, and self-sheathing needles shall be used when appropriate. Sharps collection containers shall be rigid, leak-proof material and shall be puncture resistant.

Supervisors or their designee, in those areas utilizing engineering controls, shall conduct weekly examinations of the containers or other engineering controls to ensure their effectiveness.

D. Personal Protective Equipment

Where occupational exposure remains after institution of engineering and work controls, personal protective equipment (PPE) shall be used. Forms of personal protective equipment that may be used are gloves, masks, CPR masks, protective clothing such as laboratory coats/aprons, and eye protection devices such as goggles and face shields.

Gloves shall be worn when it can be reasonably anticipated that the employee may have hand contact with blood, OPIM, mucous membranes, and non-intact skin; and when handling or touching contaminated items or surfaces.

Disposable gloves shall be replaced as soon as practical when contaminated or as soon as feasible if they are torn, punctured or when the ability to function as a barrier is compromised. Disposable gloves shall not be washed or decontaminated for re-use (contaminated disposable gloves do not meet the DNR definition of infectious waste and do not need to be disposed of in red or specially labeled bags.)

Hypoallergenic gloves, glove liners, powder-less gloves, or other similar alternatives shall be readily accessible to those employees who are allergic to the gloves normally provided.

Masks, in combination with eye protection devices, such as goggles or glasses with solid side shields, or chin-length face shields, shall be worn whenever splashes, spray, splatter or droplets of blood or OPIM may be generated and eye, nose, or mouth contamination can be reasonably anticipated ( i.e. custodian cleaning a clogged toilet, nurses performing suction).

Appropriate protective clothing shall be worn in occupational exposure situations. The types and characteristics shall depend upon the task, location, and degree of exposure anticipated.

E. Work Area Restrictions

In work areas where there is a reasonable likelihood of exposure to blood or OPIM, personnel are not to eat, drink, apply cosmetics or lip balm, smoke or handle contact lenses.

Food and drink shall not be kept in refrigerators, freezers, shelves, cabinets or on countertops or bench tops where blood or OPIM are present.

Mouth pipetting/suctioning of blood or OPIM is prohibited.

All procedures involving blood or OPIM shall be performed in such a manner as to minimize splashing, spraying, splattering, and generation of droplets of these substances.

F. Sharps

Contaminated needles and other contaminated sharps must not be bent, recapped or removed unless it can be demonstrated that no other alternative is feasible or that such action is required by a specific medical procedure. If necessary, recapping or needle removal must be accomplished through a mechanical device or a one-handed technique.

Shearing or breaking of contaminated needles is strictly prohibited.

Contaminated reusable sharps shall be placed immediately, or as soon as possible after use, in appropriate containers until properly reprocessed. These containers must be puncture resistant, labeled “BIOHAZARD” or color-coded, leak proof on the sides and bottom, and shall not be stored or processed in a manner that requires employees to reach by hand into the container where the sharps have been placed.

Disposable contaminated sharps shall be discarded immediately or as soon as feasible in containers that are closeable, puncture resistant, leak proof on the sides and bottom, and labeled “BIOHAZARD” or color-coded.

During use, containers for contaminated sharps shall be easily accessible to personnel and located as close as feasible to the immediate areas where sharps are used or can be reasonably anticipated to be found, maintained upright throughout use, replaced routinely and not be allowed to overfill.

When moving containers of contaminated sharps from the area of use, the container must be closed immediately prior to removal or replacement to prevent spillage or protrusion of contents during handling, storage, transport, or shipping.

If leakage is possible, a secondary container must be used. The second container must be closeable, constructed to contain all contents and prevent leakage during handling, storage, transport or shipping and be labeled “BIOHAZARD” or color-coded. Reusable containers shall not be opened, emptied or cleaned manually, or in any other manner that would expose employees to the risk of percutaneous (introduced through the skin, as by rubbing, injection, etc.) injury.

G. Containers

Reusable contaminated sharps shall be placed immediately, or as soon as possible, after use into appropriate sharps containers. These containers shall be puncture resistant, labeled or color-coded in accordance with Section M.1 of this Plan, and leak proof on the sides and bottom.

Reusable sharps that are contaminated with blood or OPIM shall not be stored or processed in a manner that requires employees to reach by hand into the containers where these sharps have been placed.

Reusable containers shall not be opened, emptied, or cleaned manually or in any other manner which would expose any employee to risk of percutaneous injury.

Contaminated waste other than sharps shall be placed in containers which are closable, constructed to contain all contents and prevent leakage of fluids during handling, storage, transport, or shipping and labeled or color-coded according to Section M.1.

If outside contamination of the waste container occurs, it shall be placed in a second container which meets the same requirements as the first.

H. Contaminated Materials

Equipment which has become contaminated with blood or OPIM shall be examined prior to servicing or shipping and shall be decontaminated as necessary unless the decontamination of the equipment is not feasible.

A readily observable label in accordance with Section M.1 of this Plan shall be attached to the equipment stating which portions remain contaminated.

I. Waste Disposal

Potentially Infectious Material (PIM) can be disposed of in one of several manners.

Rendering the material non-infectious by such means as autoclaving allows it to be considered a non-regulated waste. Totally destroying the material through incineration requires that each department collect the PIM in appropriate containers, store the material, and contract with an outside agency to pick up the material for incineration in an EPA approved incinerator.

Departments shall utilize the following storage requirements for regulated waste prior to treatment or transport off-site:

  • Regulated waste must be collected or secured at the end of each day by the generators of the waste. If there is sufficient waste in the container at the end of the day, the container should be removed to the storage area. If the storage container is to be left in the use area, it must be secured so no other personnel can get into the material or any of the infectious material can contaminate any other material.
  • Waste must be stored in a manner and location that provides protection from water, rain, and wind and maintained in a nonputrescent state, using refrigeration when necessary.
  • Outdoor storage areas must be locked to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Access to on-site storage areas must be limited to authorized employees.
  • Waste must be stored in a manner that affords protection from animals and does not provide a breeding place or a food source for insects and rodents.

 

If PIM is to be rendered non-infectious by means of autoclaving the following should be adhered to:

  • All autoclaving of PIM must be documented. This documentation should include the date, the person conducting the autoclaving, the material autoclaved, and the verification that the material was rendered non-infectious.
  • Verification that the autoclave reached the right temperature and pressure for the proper amount of time is required. One way to do so is the use of a spore test. A spore test should be done once a week; all other times a heat/pressure tape should be placed on the bags.
  • All autoclaves that will be used for this type of work should also be inspected periodically by a certified inspector. These inspections are to ensure that the autoclaves are capable of operating as they were designed.

J. Laundry

Contaminated laundry shall be handled as little as possible with a minimum of agitation.

Contaminated laundry shall be bagged or containerized at the location where it was used and shall not be sorted or rinsed in the location of use. The contaminated laundry will then be placed and transported in bags or containers labeled as “BIOHAZARD” or color-coded (red).

When universal precautions are utilized in the handling of all soiled laundry, alternative labeling or color-coding is sufficient if it permits all employees to recognize the containers as meeting compliance with Universal Precautions.

Whenever contaminated laundry is wet and presents a reasonable likelihood of soak-through or leakage from the bag or container, the laundry shall be placed and transported in bags or containers which prevent soak-through and/or leakage of fluids to the exterior.

Supervisors shall ensure that employees who have contact with contaminated laundry wear protective gloves and other appropriate personal protective equipment.

If the facility ships contaminated laundry off-site to a second facility which does not utilize Universal Precautions in the handling of all laundry, the facility generating the contaminated laundry must place such laundry in bags or containers which are labeled “BIOHAZARD”or color-coded (red).

K. Housekeeping

Supervisors shall ensure that the worksite is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.

All equipment and working surfaces shall be cleaned and decontaminated after contact with blood or OPIM, as well as the end of the work shift if the surface may have become contaminated since the last cleaning. A 10 percent solution of household bleach shall suffice for most applications (1 part bleach to 9 parts water). Other disinfectants are commercially available. Since most disinfectants are irritating, care should be taken to wear gloves as well as eye protection if splashing is possible.

Protective coverings, such as plastic wrap, aluminum foil, or imperviously-backed absorbent paper used to cover equipment surfaces, shall be removed or replaced as soon as feasible when they become overtly contaminated.

Broken glassware which may be contaminated shall not be picked up directly with the hands. It shall be cleaned up using mechanical means, such as brush and dust pan, tongs, pieces of fiberboard or forceps.

All bins, pails, cans, and similar receptacles shall be inspected on a weekly basis by first line supervisors (or their designee) and decontaminated if necessary.

L. MEDICAL SERVICES

1. Hepatitis B Vaccination

Hepatitis B is a type of viral hepatitis acquired from exposure to human blood and body fluids that result in liver inflammation. While the use of universal precautions helps in the protection from Hepatitis B, the Hepatitis B vaccine is an additional protective measure offered to all employees who receive occupational exposure as indicated in Appendix D. The cost of the vaccination is the responsibility of the employee's department. Vaccinations shall be arranged with the Student Health Center located in the Radford building. The Student Health Center will administer the vaccinations on an as needed basis. Vaccinations shall be scheduled by their supervisor.

Prior to receiving the vaccination, an employee must first complete the training outlined in section M.2.

For those desiring the Hepatitis B vaccine, an Employee Immunization Record (shown in Appendix H) will be maintained by the employee who shall forward a copy to the Environmental Health and Safety Office after each shot is completed. EHS will file the information and forward a copy to the respective Personnel office for inclusion in the employee’s personnel file.

If an employee declines the vaccination, the employee shall so indicate on the declination form shown in Appendix B. If the employee later decides to accept the vaccination, it shall be offered at no cost to the employee.

Vaccines will not be provided to employees that are no longer employed by the University. Employees may choose not to complete the series of 3 inoculations. If an employee leaves the University's employment, they will not receive initial or subsequent inoculations. If the series is not completed, the reason and the employee's signature must be written on the Immunization Record.

If a routine booster dose(s) of Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service at a future date, the booster dose(s) will be made available, free of charge to the employee.

The University may, at its discretion, conduct a prescreening program (to determine HBV titer) although participation in this program is not a prerequisite for receiving the Hepatitis B vaccination. The titer test may be advised for staff over 50 years of age. As people age, their ability to develop antibodies may diminish somewhat.

While not required, the titer test may offer some assurance that the vaccination served its purpose.

The vaccine shall be provided by Health Center staff under the supervision of a physician. The provider of the vaccine shall assure that necessary preparations are in place in the event of an adverse reaction to the vaccination. The provider shall also give the employee an orientation concerning the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. EHS shall give the provider a copy of the bloodborne pathogens standard as required by law.

2. Post Exposure Evaluations and Follow-up

In the event of an exposure incident, the exposed individual shall immediately contact their supervisor to report the incident. The supervisor shall attempt to contact EHS or the Worker's Compensation Coordinator in Personnel and will inform the exposed person if staff of either department will respond. The EHS Officer shall make a determination if medical attention may be necessary and, if so, shall advise the exposed individual to immediately see a physician.

The exposed employee shall fill out Worker’s Comp forms "Employer's First Report of Injury or Disease" and WKC-8165 "Determination of Exposure to Blood/Bodily Fluids" (shown in Appendix J).

If either EHS or Personnel staffs are unavailable, the exposed individual should use personal judgment as to whether immediate medical follow-up is necessary. In either respect, EHS shall be notified as soon as possible. The exposed person shall present the form WKC-8165 to the attending physician. Copy 2 of the form shall be forwarded to EHS following physician certification.

The exposed person shall advise EHS of who the attending physician is. EHS shall then provide the following information to the physician as required by the standard as soon as practical.

  1. A copy of Final Rule Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens 29 CFR part 1910.1030.
  2. A description of the exposed employee's duties as they relate to the exposure incident.
  3. Documentation of the route(s) of exposure and the circumstances under which the exposure occurred.
  4. Results of the source individual's blood testing, if available.
  5. All medical records relevant to the appropriate treatment of the employee including vaccination status. 

EHS shall obtain and provide the employee with a copy of the evaluating healthcare professional's written opinion within 15 days of the completion of the evaluation.

The healthcare professional's written opinion for Hepatitis B vaccination shall be limited to whether Hepatitis B vaccination is indicated for an employee, and if the employee has received such vaccination.

The healthcare professional's written opinion for post-exposure evaluation and follow-up shall be limited to include only that the employee has been informed of the results of the evaluation and that the employee has been told about any medical conditions resulting from exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials which require further evaluation or treatment. All other findings or diagnoses shall remain confidential and shall not be included in the written report.

3. Source Individual Testing

If the attending physician determines that source testing is warranted, the physician shall initiate contact with the source individual. After consent is obtained, the source individual's blood will be tested as soon as feasible in order to determine HBV and HIV infectivity. If consent is not obtained, the University shall establish that the legally required consent cannot be obtained. When the source individual's consent is not required by law, the source individual's blood, if available, shall be tested and the results documented.

When the source individual is already known to be infected with HBV or HIV, testing for the source individual's known HBV or HIV status need not be repeated. Results of the source individual's testing, upon consent, shall be made available to the exposed employee, and the employee will be informed of applicable laws and regulations concerning disclosure of the identity and infectious status of the source individual.

4. Exposed Person Testing and Medical Follow-up

The exposed person's blood should be collected and tested as soon as possible.

If the employee consents to baseline blood collection, but does not give consent at that time for HIV serologic testing, the sample shall be preserved for at least 90 days. If within 90 days of the exposure incident, the employee elects to have the baseline sample tested, such testing shall be done as soon as feasible.

Post-exposure prophylaxis, when medically indicated, shall be provided by the physician as recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service including counseling and the evaluation of reported illnesses.

6. Responsibility for Medical Follow-up Costs for Employees

All costs relating to medical services associated with the exposure incident shall be processed as Worker's Compensation claims. Any services that are not covered by Worker's Compensation, but are required by the standard shall be the responsibility of the employee's department.

7. Incident Investigation

The Environmental Health and Safety Officer, in conjunction with Risk Management and the respective department supervisor, shall review all sharps injury incidents and resulting response procedures. Methods of preventing future incidents shall be searched for as shall methods of improving incident response. The Sharps Injury Log, as required by 1910.1030(h)(5)(i) will be maintained in the EHS Office. This is confidential information and must be kept for five years.

M. HAZARD COMMUNICATION

1. Signs and Labels

Warning labels shall be affixed to containers of regulated waste, refrigerators, and freezers containing blood or other potentially infectious material, and other containers used to store, transport or ship blood or OPIM. Exception: Red bags or red containers may be substituted for labels.

Labels required by this section shall include the following:

  • These labels shall be fluorescent orange or orange-red or predominantly so, with lettering or symbols in a contrasting color.
  • These labels shall be an integral part of the container or shall be affixed as close as feasible to the container by string, wire, adhesive, or other methods that prevent their loss or unintentional removal.

 

Labels for contaminated equipment must follow the same labeling requirements.

In addition, the labels shall also state which portions of the equipment remain contaminated.

Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that containers and equipment are properly labeled.

2. Information and Training

All employees needing this training shall participate in a training program at no cost to employees. Supervisors are responsible for training employees, making arrangements for the training, and ensuring that employees participate in the training. 

EHS shall provide "train-the-trainer" sessions for supervisors or their designees who will be responsible for administering this program to employees.

Training shall be provided at the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter. Copies of training documentation shall be forwarded to EHS when completed.

Documentation shall include a brief description of training content and a list of attending employees. Supervisors shall incorporate some measure of assuring training effectiveness into the training such as the administration of an exam or a performance review.

Annual training for all employees with potential for occupational exposure shall be provided within one year of their previous training. New employees must be trained before being assigned any work involving exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Supervisors shall provide additional training when changes such as modifications of tasks or procedures affect the employee’s potential for occupational exposure. The additional training may be limited to addressing the new exposure created.

The person conducting the training shall have successfully completed a "train-the-trainer" course and be knowledgeable in the subject matter covered by the elements contained in the training program as it relates to the workplace.

N. RECORD KEEPING

1. Medical

All medical records relevant to this program shall be kept in the employees permanent personnel file for a period of not less than 30 years. This includes the vaccination consent, immunization records, incident reports, and medical opinions. It is the supervisor's responsibility to assure these reports are completed and forwarded to appropriate campus personnel.

2. Training

Copies of training documentation shall be forwarded to the Environmental Health and Safety Office. EHS shall evaluate the frequency and completeness of training and will notify trainers and employees when training is to be repeated. Supervisors are responsible for maintaining training records for their employees.

O. STUDENT POLICY

Students who are not employees are not covered by the Bloodborne Pathogens Rule. However, faculty shall not allow a student to engage in a hazardous activity without first communicating the pertinent aspects of this standard or other relevant standards. Faculty should document such communication and forward a copy to EHS. 

Department administrators must identify those courses that involve any reasonably anticipated exposure of students to blood or OPIM.

Students who will be using blood or OPIM in their academic coursework must be informed of the epidemiology and transmission of HIV and HBV, and trained in safe work practices, including use of PPE, that will reduce their likelihood of becoming exposed.

This training must take place prior to any procedures where blood or OPIM is used.

Faculty/staff supervising these laboratories are responsible for the training.

Students must be trained and required to use appropriate PPE for any course activity involving blood or OPIM. Faculty/staff supervising students must ensure that safe work practices are followed.

Students who have reasonably anticipated exposure to blood or OPIM must be provided with information about the Hepatitis B vaccination before they are permitted to participate in courses where exposure may occur. The campus will not cover the cost of student immunization. Students in programs where occupational exposure to blood is likely should obtain the Hepatitis B vaccination series as a condition for enrolling in the program.

Students must be made aware of post-exposure follow up procedure as part of their training on bloodborne pathogens. Post-exposure follow up should be initiated by the faculty/staff supervisor and can be provided by the Student Health Service.

Costs for post-exposure follow up are the responsibility of the student, but should usually be covered under student health insurance. For curricula that involve an off-site internship or clinical experience with an affiliate health care institution, the procedure and responsibility for post-exposure follow up should be clearly described in the affiliation agreement.

P. VOLUNTEER POLICY

Volunteers are not covered by the BBP Rule. It is campus policy that volunteers will not be asked to perform first aid duties as part of their volunteer activity.

Volunteers and bystanders who provide first aid or CPR do so as "Good Samaritans." The campus does not cover the cost of exposure follow up for Good Samaritans. It is recommended that volunteers consider their options for exposure follow up before considering administering first aid/CPR. Department supervisors are responsible for informing volunteers in their area of this campus policy at the time they are recruited.

Q. ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

  • APPENDIX A - Job Classifications with occupational exposure to blood or blood products
  • APPENDIX B – Hepatitis B Declination Form
  • APPENDIX C – Antibody Testing Declination Form
  • APPENDIX D – Hepatitis B Vaccination Record
  • APPENDIX E – Education and Training Agenda
  • APPENDIX F -Training Record
  • APPENDIX G – UW Oshkosh Post-Exposure Follow-up Procedure
  • APPENDIX H – Employee Immunization Record Form
  • APPENDIX I – Bloodborne exposure form WKC-8165

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