Maria Meza Upgrade OHS Manual
The following will be added to the existing OHS manual you had purchased:
This does not include an exposure control plan.
1. Employees who may be exposed to bodily fluids must be trained on bloodborne pathogens when they start their job and every year thereafter. Training must be documented and maintained for a minimum of 3 years.
2.The Exposure Control Plan must state the types of bodily fluids employees can reasonably expect to be exposed to at work. This includes, but is not limited to, blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIMs), such as saliva and mucous.
3. All bodily fluids should be considered infectious. Universal precautions involves the use of PPE and sanitary procedures (such as handwashing and cleaning work surfaces) to limit potential for exposure.
4.The Exposure Control Plan must be easily accessible to all employees and they must be informed of where to find it.
5. Employees must have a way to clean their hands. If handwashing facilities are not available, antiseptic hand cleanser with disposable towels or antiseptic towelettes must be provided.
6. When the possibility of an occupational exposure to a bodily fluid is present, PPE must be provided at no cost to employees. Examples of PPE used to protect workers from bloodborne pathogens include, but are not limited to, gloves, gowns and masks.
7. All equipment and surfaces must be cleaned if they come into contact with blood or other infectious material.
8. The Hepatitis B vaccine must be made available to all employees that have occupational exposure at no cost to the employee(s).