Bloodborne Pathogens Program
The purpose of the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Exposure Control Plan is to:
- Eliminate or minimize employee exposure to blood or potentially infectious materials;
- Comply with California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Subchapter 7, Group 16, Article 109, Section 5193, Bloodborne Pathogens.
Blood and body fluids may contain pathogens, which are small organisms which can cause serious disease. Two of the most common bloodborne diseases are:
- Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), which causes Hepatitis, a potentially fatal liver disease.
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the cause of Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS).
HBV, HCV and HIV are usually passed through contact with blood via sexual transmission, or intravenous drug use. In the school setting the most common way exposure can occur is when an employee has an open sore or injury and is in contact with infectious material such as blood, human tissue, or other body fluids that contain blood.
Jennifer McCain, Loss Control Specialist
Vanessa Sibley, Loss Control Specialist
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