EXPOSURE DETERMINATION

1.    Introduction
2.    Job Classifications in which all employees have exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
3.    Job Classifications in which some employees have exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
4.    Work Activities involving potential exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Introduction

One of the keys to implementing a successful Exposure Control Plan is to identify exposure employees may encounter.  To facilitate this in our facility, we have prepared the following lists:

The Director of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety will work with laboratory and department supervisors to revise and update these lists as our tasks, procedures and classifications change.

JOB CLASSIFICATIONS IN WHICH ALL EMPLOYEES HAVE EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

Below are listed the job classifications in our facility where all employees handle human blood and other potentially infectious materials which may result in possible exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

JOB TITLE DEPARTMENT
University Physician Health Services
University Nurse Health Services

JOB CLASSIFICATIONS IN WHICH SOME EMPLOYEES HAVE EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

JOB TITLE DEPARTMENT
Faculty Member/Principal Investigator University Wide
Laboratory Staff University Wide
Teaching Assistant University Wide
Technical Assistant University Wide
Resident/Fellows University Wide
Resident Directors/Assistants Residence Halls
Athletic Trainer/Coach Campus Recreation/Student Affairs
Lifeguard Campus Recreation/Student Affairs
Athletic Directors Campus Recreation/Student Affairs
Hazardous Materials Specialist EHRS
Director of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety EHRS
Director/Supervisor of Vivarium Pharmaceutical Sciences
Facilities Services Director/Managers Facilities Services
HVAC/Custodial/Plumber Facilities Services

WORK ACTIVITIES INVOLVING POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

Below are listed the tasks and procedures in our facility in which human blood and other potentially infectious materials are handled, which may result in exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

TASK/PROCEDURE JOB CLASSIFICATION
Research Faculty Member/Principal Investigator
  Technical/Research Assistant
  Resident/Fellow
  Laboratory Staff
Health Examinations University Physician
  University Nurse
Emergency 1st Aid University Physician
  University Nurse
  Faculty Member
  Resident Director
  Public Safety
  Athletic Directors
  Athletic Trainer/Coach
  Lifeguard
Teaching/Instructor Faculty Member
  Teaching Assistant
  Resident/Fellow
Cleaning Faculty Member/Principal Investigator
  Teaching/Research Assistant
  Technical Assistant
  Resident/Fellow
  EHRS Employee
  Laboratory Staff
  Facilities Services' Employee
Clinical Practice Faculty Member
  Resident/Fellow
Transporting Injured Employees Public Safety Officer
Waste Removal EHRS Employee
  Faculty Member/Principal Investigator
  Vivarium Staff
  Laboratory Staff
  Teaching/Research Assistant
Maintenance in Laboratories Facilities Services' Employee

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