Castro Valley USD | BP 4219.43 Personnel
In order to protect all employees from contact with potentially infectious blood or other body fluids, the Board of Education requires that universal precautions be observed throughout the district.
Universal precautions are appropriate for preventing the spread of all infectious diseases and shall be used regardless of whether bloodborne pathogens are known to be present.
(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)
(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)
(cf. 5141.24 - Specialized Health Care Services)
(cf. 5141.6 - School Health Services)
(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)
The Superintendent or designee shall distribute to employees information provided by the California Department of Education (CDE) regarding acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), AIDS-related conditions, and hepatitis B. This information shall include, but not be limited to, any appropriate methods employees may use to prevent exposure to HIV and hepatitis B, including information concerning the availability of a vaccine to prevent contraction of hepatitis B, and that the cost of this vaccination may be covered by the health plan of the employees. Information shall be distributed annually, or more frequently if there is new information supplied by CDE. (Health and Safety Code 120875, 120880)
Information regarding universal precautions may be included in employee handbooks.
Employees shall immediately report any exposure incident or first aid incident in accordance with the district's exposure control plan for bloodborne pathogens or other safety procedures.
3543.2 Scope of bargaining
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
117600-118360 Handling and disposal of regulated waste
120875 Providing information to school districts on AIDS, AIDS-related conditions and Hepatitis B
120880 Information to employees of school district
6401.7 Injury and illness prevention program
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8
3203 Injury and illness prevention program
5193 California bloodborne pathogens standard
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 29
1910.1030 OSHA bloodborne pathogens standards
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION PUBLICATIONS
Hepatitis B Questions and Answers for the Public
American Federation of Teachers: http://www.aft.org
California Department of Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety and Health: http://www.dir.ca.gov/occupational_safety.html
California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration: http://www.osha.gov
Policy CASTRO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: August 26, 2020 Castro Valley, California