Bloodborne Pathogens Plan

  • The purpose of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan is to eliminate or minimize employee occupational exposure to blood or certain other body fluids and to comply with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Authority) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030.

    The school district is required to perform an exposure determination concerning which employees may be likely to incur occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. The exposure determination is made without regard to use to the use of personal protective equipment (i.e. employees are considered to be exposed even if they wear personal protective equipment). Kershaw County School District has determined that the following job classifications may be expected to incur such occupational exposure, regardless of frequency. This plan requires all new employees in the following categories to receive in-service training within 10 working days of the first day of employment.

    • School Nurses
    • Designated CPR and First Aid Responders
    • Teachers and Teacher Assistants in all Special Education classes
    • Bus Drivers for students with handicapping conditions
    • Coaches, Trainers, and Physical Education (PE) Teachers
    • Secretaries
    • Custodians
    • Cafeteria Workers