Blood Borne Pathogens. Jim Ned CISD 2009-2010. Law. Legislation was passed in 1999 requiring all public school districts to implement blood borne pathogen exposure control plans according to OSHA guidelines.
Jim Ned CISD
Our objectives are to:
Jaundice (yellow eyes & skin due to build up of toxins in bloodstream)
Loss of appetite
50% of people infected have no symptoms
The school district provides Hepatitis B vaccination to those employees who are at high risk. See your campus principal or school nurse for more information.
Use a barrier device when coming into contact with ANY body fluid.
WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!
Jim Ned CISD has identified the following job classifications to be at risk of exposure to BBP: school nurse, custodian, coach, and special education (with students who bite frequently). The vaccine is offered to these employees at no cost to them through the Abilene/Taylor Co. Health Department, unless: 1) the employee has previously received the complete Hepatitis B vaccination series, 2)antibody testing has revealed that the employee is immune, or 3)that the vaccine is contraindicated for medical reasons.
Employees who decline the Hepatitis B vaccine must sign a declination statement. Employees who initially decline the vaccine but later elect to receive it may have the vaccine provided to them.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like more information regarding Blood Borne Pathogens or receiving the Hepatitis B vaccination series please contact the school nurse.
“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”