9.3: Methods of Implementation and Control Policy

  • PURPOSE:

    To provide a safe and healthful work environment.

    POLICY:

    Lister Healthcare Corporation is committed to providing a safe and healthful work environment for our entire staff.  In pursuit of this goal, the following exposure control plan (ECP) is provided to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030, "Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens."

    PROCEDURE:

    Universal Precautions: ALL employees will utilize universal precautions

    Exposure Control Plan: Employees covered by the bloodborne pathogens standard receive an explanation of this policy during their initial training session. It will also be reviewed in their annual refresher training.

    Engineering and Work Practice Controls:

    Engineering controls and work practice controls will be used to prevent or minimize exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Sharps disposal containers are inspected and maintained, and replaced whenever necessary to prevent overfilling.  

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): PPE is provided to our employees at no cost to them. Training in the use of the appropriate PPE for specific tasks or procedures is provided.

    All employees using PPE must observe the following precautions:

    • Wash hands immediately or as soon as feasible after removing gloves or other PPE.
    • Remove PPE after it becomes contaminated and before leaving the work area.
    • Used PPD must be disposed.
    • Wear appropriate gloves when it is reasonable anticipated that there may be hand contact with blood, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), and when handling or touching contaminated items or surfaces; replace gloves if torn, punctured or contaminated, or if their ability to function as a barrier is compromised.
    • Never wash or decontaminate disposable gloves for reuse.
    • Wear appropriate face and eye protection when splashes, sprays, spatters, or droplets of blood or OPIM pose a hazard to the eye, nose, or mouth.
    • Remove immediately or as soon as feasible any garment contaminated by blood or OPIM, in such a way as to avoid contact with the outer surface.

    Revised 1/2016

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