Preventing Exposures to Blood Borne Pathogens. Updated 10/06 All Staff. What is exposure control?. Exposure control is an approach to eliminate employee contact to a potential health hazard. Elements of an exposure control plan. Exposure determination Methods of compliance:
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Exposure control is an approach to eliminate employee contact to a potential health hazard.
An “occupational exposure is a reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, non-intact skin or parenteral contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee’s duties.”
1) Your employer should identify job categories at risk for exposure.
2) Consistent use of universal precautions for all clients.
3) Use of personal protective equipment.
4) Use of engineering controls .
5) Use of safe work practices.
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