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Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens (Chapter 296-823, WAC)

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Last Updated: 12/4/12

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WAC Description

296-823-100

Scope.

296-823-110

Planning.

296-823-11005

Determine if you have employees with occupational exposure.

296-823-11010

Develop and implement a written exposure control plan.

296-823-120

Training.

296-823-12005

Provide training to your employees.

296-823-12010

Provide additional training.

296-823-12015

Maintain training records.

296-823-130

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccinations.

296-823-13005

Make hepatitis B vaccination available to employees.

296-823-13010

Obtain a copy of the health care professional's written opinion for hepatitis B vaccination and provide it to the employee.

296-823-140

Control employee exposure.

296-823-14005

Use feasible controls, including appropriate equipment and safer medical devices, to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure.

296-823-14010

Handle contaminated sharps properly and safely.

296-823-14015

Handle reusable sharps properly and safely.

296-823-14020

Minimize splashing, spraying, splattering, and generation of droplets.

296-823-14025

Make sure items are appropriately labeled.

296-823-14030

Make sure employees clean their hands.

296-823-14035

Prohibit food, drink, and other personal activities in the work area.

296-823-14040

Prohibit pipetting or suctioning by mouth.

296-823-14045

Place specimens in an appropriate container.

296-823-14050

Examine and label contaminated equipment.

296-823-14055

Make sure your worksite is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.

296-823-14060

Handle regulated waste properly and safely.

296-823-14065

Handle contaminated laundry properly and safely.

296-823-150

Personal protective equipment (PPE).

296-823-15005

Provide and make sure personal protective equipment is used when there is occupational exposure.

296-823-15010

Make sure gloves are worn.

296-823-15015

Make sure appropriate masks, eye protection, and face shields are worn.

296-823-15020

Wear appropriate protective clothing.

296-823-15025

Make resuscitator devices available.

296-823-15030

Maintain personal protective equipment.

296-823-160

Post-exposure requirements.

296-823-16005

Make a confidential medical evaluation and follow-up available to employees who experience an exposure incident.

296-823-16010

Test the blood of the source person.

296-823-16015

Provide the results of the source person's blood test to the exposed employee.

296-823-16020

Collect and test the blood of the exposed employee.

296-823-16025

Provide information to the health care professional evaluating the employee.

296-823-16030

Obtain and provide a copy of the health care professional's written opinion on post-exposure evaluation to the employee.

296-823-170

Records.

296-823-17005

Establish and maintain medical records.

296-823-17010

Maintain a sharps injury log.

296-823-180

Additional requirements for HIV and HBV research laboratories and production facilities.

296-823-18005

Prepare, review, and update a biosafety manual.

296-823-18010

Follow these special practices for the work area.

296-823-18015

Make sure these practices for contaminated material and waste are followed.

296-823-18020

Make sure these special practices for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safe guards are followed.

296-823-18025

Protect vacuum lines.

296-823-18030

Use and handle hypodermic needles and syringes appropriately and safely.

296-823-18035

Handle all spills and accidents properly.

296-823-18040

Post signs.

296-823-18045

Provide additional training for facility employees.

296-823-18050

Furnish a sink for washing hands and a readily available eye wash facility.

296-823-18055

Make sure these additional criteria are followed for HIV and HBV production facilities.

296-823-200

Definitions.

Helpful Tools:

Criminal Evidence (26 KB doc)
Exposure Control Plan (92 KB doc)
Health Care Professional's Written Opinion for Post-Exposure Evaluation (23 KB doc)
Health Care Provider's Written Opinion for Hepatitis B Vaccination (23 KB doc)
Hepatitis B Vaccine Declination Form (250 KB pdf)
References (1.07MB pdf)
Sharps Injury Log (29 KB doc)
Training Documentation Form (Bloodborne Pathogens) (43 KB pdf)

 

 

 

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