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Bloodborne Pathogens

SCU has established this program to prevent and/or minimize employee’s occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials. OSHA states that the hepatitis B Virus vaccination shall be offered to all employees who may be occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials, unless the employee has a previous HBV vaccination or unless antibody testing has revealed the employee is immune. OSHA recommends those at risk be immunized against HBV.  

Universal Precaution

SCU has adopted Universal Precautions an approach to infection control - all human blood and certain human body fluids are treated as if known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, and other bloodborne pathogens. If an exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (such as needle-sticks or sharp instrument injuries, splashes of blood to the skin, eyes, nose or mouth area, cuts with blood-contaminated objects, human bites or other direct physical contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials) should occur, immediately contact Campus Safety.