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Infection Control services are provided by an Infection Control Specialist from The Nebraska Medical Center. The Infection Control Specialist, housed in the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology identifies methods to minimize the risk of infectious diseases among patients, health care providers, employees, students, and volunteers to prevent transmission, detect epidemics and reduce risks of exposure to infectious agents (e.g., bloodborne pathogens). The Infection Control Specialist serves as a resource to provide current information and education regarding infection control issues, safer medical devices, and best practices to ensure compliance with infection control standards.<br />
 
Infection Control services are provided by an Infection Control Specialist from The Nebraska Medical Center. The Infection Control Specialist, housed in the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology identifies methods to minimize the risk of infectious diseases among patients, health care providers, employees, students, and volunteers to prevent transmission, detect epidemics and reduce risks of exposure to infectious agents (e.g., bloodborne pathogens). The Infection Control Specialist serves as a resource to provide current information and education regarding infection control issues, safer medical devices, and best practices to ensure compliance with infection control standards.<br />
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The Infection Control Specialist maintains UNMC Policy No. 2004, [http://wiki.unmc.edu/Bloodborne_Pathogens_Exposure Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure] and provides required annual training in bloodborne pathogens to individuals who require training according to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards. For additional information, see the UNMC Infection Control web site at http://www.unmc.edu/infectioncontrol/.  
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The Infection Control Specialist maintains UNMC Policy No. 2004, [http://wiki.unmc.edu/index.php?title=Bloodborne_Pathogens_Exposure Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure] and provides required annual training in bloodborne pathogens to individuals who require training according to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards. For additional information, see the UNMC Infection Control web site at http://www.unmc.edu/infectioncontrol/.
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=====Chemical Safety (RCRA and DOT Shipping)=====
 
=====Chemical Safety (RCRA and DOT Shipping)=====
 
Chemical Safety is responsible to analyze regulations and ensure compliance in the areas of EPA hazardous waste and FAA / DOT shipment of dangerous goods. Chemical Safety routinely performs compliance audits on all areas which generate hazardous waste or which ship dangerous goods. Chemical Safety is the point of contact for inspections performed by the EPA, State NDEQ, and FAA/DOT. The Chemical Safety Committee meets quarterly to review all issues involving hazardous waste and dangerous goods. For additional information, see UNMC Policy No. 2002, [http://wiki.unmc.edu/Shipping_Hazardous_Materials Shipment of Hazardous Materials or Dangerous Goods] or the UNMC Chemical Safety website at http://www.unmc.edu/CRSO/.
 
Chemical Safety is responsible to analyze regulations and ensure compliance in the areas of EPA hazardous waste and FAA / DOT shipment of dangerous goods. Chemical Safety routinely performs compliance audits on all areas which generate hazardous waste or which ship dangerous goods. Chemical Safety is the point of contact for inspections performed by the EPA, State NDEQ, and FAA/DOT. The Chemical Safety Committee meets quarterly to review all issues involving hazardous waste and dangerous goods. For additional information, see UNMC Policy No. 2002, [http://wiki.unmc.edu/Shipping_Hazardous_Materials Shipment of Hazardous Materials or Dangerous Goods] or the UNMC Chemical Safety website at http://www.unmc.edu/CRSO/.

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