Chapter 296-823 WAC

Last Update: 2/6/18

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

WAC Sections

296-823-099Definitions.
296-823-100Scope.
296-823-110Planning.
296-823-11005Determine if you have employees with occupational exposure.
296-823-11010Develop and implement a written exposure control plan.
296-823-120Training.
296-823-12005Provide training to your employees.
296-823-12010Provide additional training.
296-823-12015Maintain training records.
296-823-130Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccinations.
296-823-13005Make hepatitis B vaccination available to employees.
296-823-13010Obtain a copy of the health care professional's written opinion for hepatitis B vaccination and provide it to the employee.
296-823-140Control employee exposure.
296-823-14005Use feasible controls, including appropriate equipment and safer medical devices, to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure.
296-823-14010Handle contaminated sharps properly and safely.
296-823-14015Handle reusable sharps properly and safely.
296-823-14020Minimize splashing, spraying, splattering, and generation of droplets.
296-823-14025Make sure items are appropriately labeled.
296-823-14030Make sure employees clean their hands.
296-823-14035Prohibit food, drink, and other personal activities in the work area.
296-823-14040Prohibit pipetting or suctioning by mouth.
296-823-14045Place specimens in an appropriate container.
296-823-14050Examine and label contaminated equipment.
296-823-14055Make sure your worksite is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
296-823-14060Handle regulated waste properly and safely.
296-823-14065Handle contaminated laundry properly and safely.
296-823-150Personal protective equipment (PPE).
296-823-15005Provide and make sure personal protective equipment is used when there is occupational exposure.
296-823-15010Make sure gloves are worn.
296-823-15015Make sure appropriate masks, eye protection, and face shields are worn.
296-823-15020Wear appropriate protective clothing.
296-823-15025Make resuscitator devices available.
296-823-15030Maintain personal protective equipment.
296-823-160Post-exposure requirements.
296-823-16005Make a confidential medical evaluation and follow-up available to employees who experience an exposure incident.
296-823-16010Test the blood of the source person.
296-823-16015Provide the results of the source person's blood test to the exposed employee.
296-823-16020Collect and test the blood of the exposed employee.
296-823-16025Provide information to the health care professional evaluating the employee.
296-823-16030Obtain and provide a copy of the health care professional's written opinion on post-exposure evaluation to the employee.
296-823-170Medical records and recording needle stick and sharps injuries.
296-823-17005Establish and maintain medical records.
296-823-17010Recording needle stick and sharps injuries.
296-823-180Additional requirements for HIV and HBV research laboratories and production facilities.
296-823-18005Prepare, review, and update a biosafety manual.
296-823-18010Follow these special practices for the work area.
296-823-18015Make sure these practices for contaminated material and waste are followed.
296-823-18020Make sure these special practices for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safe guards are followed.
296-823-18025Protect vacuum lines.
296-823-18030Use and handle hypodermic needles and syringes appropriately and safely.
296-823-18035Handle all spills and accidents properly.
296-823-18040Post signs.
296-823-18045Provide additional training for facility employees.
296-823-18050Furnish a sink for washing hands and a readily available eye wash facility.
296-823-18055Make sure these additional criteria are followed for HIV and HBV production facilities.
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