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Exposure Control Plan

SECTION I PURPOSE OF THE PLAN

One of the major goals of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to regulate facilities where work is carried out--to promote safe work practices in an effort to minimize the incidence of illness and injury experienced by employees. Relative to this goal, OSHA has enacted the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, codified as 29 CFR 1910.1030. The purpose of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard is to "reduce occupational exposure to Hepatitis B (HBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other bloodborne pathogens that employees may encounter in their workplace.

This Exposure Control Plan has been established by (school district) in conjunction with the Bloodborne Pathogen policy in order to minimize and to prevent, when possible, the exposure of all employees to bloodborne disease and as a means of complying with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.

( School district ) believes that there are a number of "good general principals" that should be followed when working with bloodborne pathogens. These include, but are not restricted to, the following:
  1. It is prudent to minimize all exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  2. Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens should never be underestimated.
  3. Engineering and work practice controls should be instituted to eliminate or minimize employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
The objective of this plan is twofold:
  1. To minimize exposure of employees to the health hazards associated with bloodborne pathogens.
  2. To provide appropriate treatment and counseling should an employee be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.

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