The Board of Education believes that education, effective precautions and work practice controls are the best methods for the containment of potentially infectious materials and provide employees, students and others in the school community with the best protection against such exposure to contagious diseases.

Consistent with this belief and Federal regulation, the Superintendent of Schools shall establish a written Exposure Control Plan designed to eliminate or minimize employee exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.

The Exposure Control Plan shall include:

1. a list of job classifications in which occupational exposure to blood or other
infectious materials might occur;

2. the schedule and method of implementation required by federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations; and

3. for employees of the school district, documentation of the route(s) of exposure, and the circumstances under which the exposure incident occurred.

The district shall ensure that a copy of the Exposure Control Plan is accessible to all employees.

The Exposure Control Plan shall be reviewed and updated at least annually and whenever necessary to reflect new or modified tasks and procedures which affect occupational exposure and to reflect new or revised employee positions with occupational exposure.

Adopted: February 26, 1996