Correctional Health Care Workers
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Information for Managers – Lower Your Workers’ Chances of Exposure
By supporting your workers, you can help lower their chance of exposure:
- As a manager or administrator, you must provide them with an updated and site-specific Exposure Control Plan . The plan must address proper training, work practices, equipment, and supplies for protection against exposures to blood and other body fluids*.1,3
- As a manager or administrator, you should have a system in place to promote reporting, so that your workers will more likely report exposures to blood and other body fluids*.2
- As a manager or administrator, you must ensure the use of safe work practices .1
* “Other body fluids” includes other potentially infectious material, such as semen, vaginal secretions, cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, and amniotic fluids, and any other body fluid that contains visible blood.
- (29 CFR Part 1910.1030) Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
- CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 1998. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health-Care Worker Exposure to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure prophylaxis. MMWR 47(RR-7);1-28
- OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 2003. Model Plans and Programs for the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communications Standards.
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