Exposure to Human Bloodborne Pathogens Procedure

Issue Date: 06/03/2019 
Related Policy: Position Requirements

Goal

To comply with OSHA regulations that all employees using or potentially exposed to human bloodborne pathogens must receive hepatitis B vaccination or sign a declination as set forth in 29 C.F.R. 1910.1030. The relevant regulation can be viewed in its entirety on the OHSA website.

Detailed Procedures

Staff Hires

  1. Job descriptions must clearly disclose that this policy applies.
  2. As soon as an offer of employment is accepted, Human Resources will refer the employee to the University Health and Counseling Services for administering the vaccine or completing the declination statement.
  3. The hiring department will be charged for the vaccination cost at no cost to the employee.
  4. The Employment Office will notify Environmental Health and Safety of new employees covered under this policy and procedure by forwarding a copy of the employment requisition form. University Health and Counseling Services will transmit appropriate records to Environmental Health and Safety as required by the OSHA regulation.

Student Employees 

  1. The office of Student Employment will refer the employee to the University Health and Counseling Services for administering the vaccine or completing the declination statement.
  2. The hiring department will be charged for the vaccination cost at no cost to the employee.
  3. The office of Student Employment will notify Environmental Health and Safety of new employees covered under this policy and procedure by forwarding the appropriate information. University Health and Counseling Services will transmit appropriate records to EHS as required by the OSHA regulation.

In Case of Exposure

  1. Employees should contact Police and Security Services at 216-368-3333.
  2. Emergency procedures for hazardous materials (hazmat) incident on campus can be found at: https://case.edu/publicsafety/sites/case.edu.publicsafety/files/2018-04/hazmat-on-campus.pdf.
  3. Emergency procedures for hazardous materials incident - off campus or large spill can be found at: https://case.edu/publicsafety/sites/case.edu.publicsafety/files/2018-04/hazmat-off-campus.pdf
  4. Environmental Health and Safety’s Exposure Control Plan for Biohazards (including Bloodborne Pathogens) can be found at: https://case.edu/ehs/sites/case.edu.ehs/files/2018-03/ECP.pdf.

Revision History: 01/01/1995; 01/01/2002