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Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure

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<p>POLICY NO: <strong>2004</strong><br />EFFECTIVE DATE: <strong>03/17/03</strong><br />REVISED DATE: <strong>01/13/10</strong><br />REVIEWED DATE: <strong>12/02/09</strong></p>
<h2>Basis for Policy:</h2>
<p>The [ University of Nebraska Medical Center ] (UNMC) is committed to providing a safe and healthful work environment to prevent or minimize staff, researchers and student exposure to bloodborne pathogens and offer appropriate initial treatment/follow-up, when or if such exposures occur.</p>
<p>It is the policy of UNMC to follow the [ Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's ] (OSHA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) final rule for the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Federal Register 56:64003-64182)29CFR 1910.1030, promulgated December 6, 1991 (Appendix II [56:64175-64182]), [ Centers for Disease Control ] (CDC) guidelines, and legal requirements, when making decisions regarding rights and responsibilities of individuals exposed to or currently under treatment for a bloodborne pathogen/disease. To ensure compliance with these authoritative regulations and provide guidance to UNMC staff, researchers and students a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan has been designed to eliminate or minimize exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as the following (see the Glossary in Appendix I of the Plan for definition of these and other terms.):</p>
<li>Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)</li>
<li>other potentially infectious bloodborne agents</li>
<p>All UNMC staff, researchers and students who might be exposed to bloodborne pathogens are required to read the [ Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan ] which is available online.</p><p>For additional information, contact [ Marcia Beckerdite], [ The Nebraska Medical Center Healthcare Epidemiology], 559-3980, or see the [ Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan].</p><p>This page maintained by [ dkp].</p>

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