Information & Training

Each department  or program shall ensure that training is provided at the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may occur, and that it shall be repeated within twelve months of the previous training.  Training shall be tailored to the education and language level of the employee, and offered during the normal work shift.  The training will be interactive and cover the following: 

A.        The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and an explanation of its contents. 

B.        A discussion of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases. 

C.        An explanation of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens. 

D.        An explanation of the SJC Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan (this program), its location, and how to obtain a copy. 

E.        The recognition of job tasks that may involve exposure. 

F.         An explanation of the use and limitations of methods to reduce exposure, for example, engineering controls, work practices and personal protective equipment (PPE). 

G.        Information on the types, use, location, removal, handling, decontamination, and disposal of PPE. 

H.        Information on the Hepatitis B vaccination, including efficacy, safety, method of administration, benefits, and that it will be offered free of charge if needed. 

I.          An explanation of the procedures to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method of reporting and medical follow-up. 

J.         Information on the evaluation and follow-up required after an employee exposure incident. 

K.        An explanation of the signs, labels, and color coding systems. 

The person conducting the training shall be knowledgeable in the subject matter.  The Office of Health & Safety is available to assist in training efforts. 

Additional training shall be provided to employees when there are any changes of tasks or procedures affecting the employee's occupational exposure.

 

Gary Lee
San Juan College

Environmental Health Office
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM  87401
(505) 566-3063