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PREVENTION OF DISEASE/INFECTION TRANSMISSION

Policy Number: 
Superintendent File: EBBA

All District personnel shall be advised of routine procedures to follow in handling body fluids. These procedures shall provide simple and effective precautions against transmission of diseases to persons potentially exposed to the body fluids or substances of another. Because infectious agents may be present in body substances regardless of whether there are recognizable symptoms, these procedures shall be standard health and safety practices. No distinction shall be made between body fluids and substances from individuals with a known disease and individuals without symptoms or with an undiagnosed disease.

The administration shall develop, in consultation with medical personnel, regulations to be distributed to all staff on a regular basis. Under no circumstances shall students be asked or allowed to clean up body fluids except their own and then only when appropriate.  All incidents where body fluids are involved must be attended to immediately by a District employee or designated representative who follows the infection control practices as outlined in EBBA-R. District employees shall contact the Health Services coordinator or the school nurse should they have any questions regarding these practices or if they require further information.

 

Adopted: January 6, 1998
Repealed by the Board and re-enacted and revised by the Superintendent: September 2, 2003

 

CROSS REFS.:
GBGA, Staff Health
JLCC, Communicable Diseases and Long-Term Illnesses