- Exposure Classifications
- Implementation of the Exposure Control Plan (ECP)
- Classification I Listing
- Classification II Listing
Supervisors will classify tasks performed in their areas of responsibility according to the following exposure classifications, and for developing and maintaining up-to-date policies for eliminating or reducing task-associated risks. The personnel director or person responsible for maintaining job descriptions shall insure that all position descriptions, including administrative and support personnel, have been evaluated by the supervisors and that a Risk of Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Classification I or II has been assigned to the position if appropriate. For jobs which fall in Classification II, a list of tasks or procedures which present an occupational exposure to those employees will be prepared and appended to the job description.
Jobs in which required tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues. Use of appropriate measures is required for every employee in these jobs.
Jobs in which required tasks normally do not involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but may require performing unplanned Classification I tasks. In these jobs the normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues. However, exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment.
Personnel not covered by the standards
- Jobs in which exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues is not part of the job description are not covered by the standard. The normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues and the worker can decline to perform tasks which involve a perceived risk without retribution.
- All managers and supervisory personnel are responsible for monitoring employees’ job performance and for updating job descriptions if new tasks are being performed by individuals which present a change in occupational exposure status.
- Managers and supervisory personnel are also responsible for monitoring employees’ training status and their compliance with risk reducing Universal Precautions. Supervisors shall be particularly attentive to recognize and act to prevent unsafe actions by any employee.
- The director of personnel or other personnel officer, shall insure that whenever a new position description is prepared, it is reviewed and classified for exposure risk classification prior to being approved.
- All employees share responsibility with, and for, their co-workers to insure compliance with the letter, spirit and intent of St. Olaf’s policies for the prevention or transmission of disease. Therefore, each employee must know how to recognize occupational exposure and must communicate changes in the exposure classification to their supervisor if asked to perform tasks or procedures which involve an increased risk of exposure.
- Jobs in which required tasks routinely involve a potential for mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, tissues or potential spills or splashes. Use of appropriate measures are required for every worker in the following jobs:
- Health service nurse practitioner
- Athletic trainer
- Jobs in which required tasks normally do not involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, but may require performing unplanned Classification I Tasks. In these jobs the normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment in the following jobs:
- Athletic coaches
- Athletic equipment handlers
- Food service personnel
- Lab technicians
- Nursing faculty
- Resident assistants
- Head residents
- Security officers
- Mechanical maintenance