Departmentsunits and all staff will comply with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens

Departmentsunits and all staff will comply with the

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Departments/units and all staff will comply with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard using the following methods: A. Universal Precautions All human blood a All human blood and certain human body fluids are treated as if known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, and other Bloodborne pathogens. All employees will utilize universal precautions All employees will utilize universal precautions and must avoid direct contact with human blood, body fluids and tissues to avoid exposure to bloodborne and other human pathogens. B. Engineering and Work Practice Controls Engineering and work practice controls will be used to minimize exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Sharps handling . Sharps include any needles or lancets used to collect blood or inject medication and other drugs. Sharps must not be bent, broken, recapped or removed from handles after use. Recapping may only be done if a one handed scoop technique or mechanical device is used. Sharps disposal . Contaminated disposable sharps and broken glass must be placed be placed in a plastic sharps container as soon after use as possible. Sharps containers must be in a plastic sharps container as soon after use as possible. Sharps containers must be easily accessible, with the opening visible, as close as possible to the area where easily accessible, with the opening visible, as close as possible to the area where sharps are used and maintained upright during use and should not be stored above sharps are used and maintained upright during use and should not be stored above eye level. Sharps containers must be promptly closed, removed, and replaced when eye level. Sharps containers must be promptly closed, removed, and replaced when they are 3/4 full. Close the sharp container until lid “clicks” securely. Contact they are 3/4 full. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to request a waste pick up by calling 2-4911 or Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to request a waste pick up by calling 2-4911 or submit a pick up request online at the EHS website. EHS personnel will pick up sharps submit a pick up request online at the EHS website. container at your department and provide a 2 gallon sharps container replacement. container at your department and provide a 2 gallon sharps container replacement. Sharps containers are available free of charge from EHS. Sharps containers are available free of charge from EHS. Special sharps precautions . Broken glass must not be picked up with bare hands. Staff must never reach into plastic sharps boxes, regulated medical waste containers or containers with non-disposable contaminated sharps in them. C. Personal protective equipment (PPE ) . If the potential for exposure remains in spite ofwork practice and engineering controls, personal protective equipment (“PPE”) must be used. Departments must provide PPE. PPE must be worn during procedures in which human blood, body fluids and tissue exposure to skin, eyes, nose or mouth is reasonably anticipated. PPE must be selected based on the type of exposure anticpated. PPE must
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