Labor Relations OfficeRight-to-Know / Hazard CommunicationBloodborne Pathogens / Exposure Control On-Line Training Center Presented by: David L. Daignault, CSP, Coordinator Health, Safety and Risk Management
Learning Objectives • Chemical Awareness and Safety • PPE, 1st Aid • Labels • MSDS
Your Right-To-KnowEmployer EmployeeResponsibilities Responsibilities• Communicate Name of • Be Familiar with Contact Person Chemical Products Used• Develop Written Plan • Know Where To Go• Maintain and Provide For More Information Access to MSDS • Conduct Work Safely• Provide Training
Sources of Information Labels Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Your supervisor Your district’s RTK contact Websites (www.hazard.com) and company/MFG websites
Potential Hazards Physical – can cause bodily harm or damage to property as products could be flammable, reactive, corro sive or etc. Health – can cause symptoms ranging from mild to severe: rashes, nausea, headach es, respiratory discomfort, burns
Routes of Entry Absorption (prevention by use of gloves) Ingestion (prevention by hand washing) Inhalation (prevention by good work practice and ventilation) Injection (prevention by proper handling of broken glass and sharps)
Labels WHAT IT IS - WHY IT CAN BE DANGEROUS WHAT KIND OF HAZARD SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHAT DEGREE OF HAZARD – CAUTION 0 to 1 – WARNING 2 – DANGER 3 to 4 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIP. - PPE BASIC FIRST AID
Labels-Signal Words CAUTION WARNING DANGER
Emergencies Follow the first aid procedures found on the label and the MSDS: Rinse eyes for 15 minutes Rinse skin thoroughly using soap if required Follow specific guidelines for ingestion Get victim to fresh air Know who to contact for cleanup. Follow disposal guidelines for spills and Cordon and Evacuate area as appropriate
Prevention Control the physical hazards by storing products carefully Substitution – Avoid the health hazards by using safer products Minimize/Reduce your exposure by wearing PPE and ventilating the work area
Summary Be familiar with the products in your area. Consult labels and MSDSs. Choose the right product for the job…and the safest product available. Don’t bring in products from home. Don’t hesitate to ask questions.
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS Supervisor, School Nurse 9-1-1 OR 9 9-1-1Poison Control Center: 1-800-252-5655
Questions? Please contact your District Right-to-Know Officer or your OCM BOCES Safety OfficerOCM BOCES Health & Safety: (315) 431-8591 Identify the district you are calling from for immediate referral to your OCM BOCES Safety Officer.
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control TrainingHealth, Safety and Risk Management David L. Daignault, CSP Coordinator
Learning Objectives What is an Exposure Exposure Risks How to Protect Yourself Clean Up Procedure and Proper Disinfectants Reporting an Exposure and Follow Up
Exposure Determination Persons at risk of exposure based upon expectation to: administer first aid clean up blood or other OPIM* *other potentially infectious materials i.e. internal fluids of the body
Bloodborne PathogensDiseases that can be transmitted throughcontact with blood and OPIM include: – Hepatitis B Did you know that all K-12 students in NYS are required to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B – Hepatitis C – HIV/AidsOf these, hepatitis C is the least likely toresult from a workplace exposure.
“What are my chances of beingexposed to a Bloodborne Pathogen?”Outside of the medical profession ….Your exposure risk is extremely low when following basic precautions!
Exposure Control Plan Our plan is located in each Nurse’s Office and Central Admin. It is accessible to all employees, includes the exposure determination, and addresses district procedures.
Means of Transmission in the Workplace Setting accidental cut with a sharp object contaminated with blood. skin contact with blood when skin has open cuts, sores or abrasions (unprotected hands) getting infected blood in eyes, nose, or mouth (mucous membranes) (Virus must be present in blood/body fluids.)
Means of Transmission Saliva, tears, urine, feces, and sweat are not considered potentially infectious fluids for bloodborne pathogens, unless “visible amounts of blood are present.” NOT spread by „casual‟ contact, i.e. handshake, doorknobs and etc.
Universal PrecautionsUniversal precautions will be observed in allschool programs in order to prevent contactwith blood or other potentially infectiousmaterials.All blood will be considered infectiousregardless of the perceived status of thesource individual.
Protective GlovesPersonal Protective Equipment Gloves should ALWAYS be used as a barrier prior to providing first aid or cleaning up blood spills. Alternate (vinyl) gloves are available to latex-sensitive individuals.
Exposure Incident If you are exposed to blood or other body fluid, follow these steps immediately :Wash hands/affected area with soap & water If in eyes, nose or mouth; flush with water ALWAYS Report the incident to your Supervisor and the school nurse, if available. Immediately seek medical treatment – School Nurse, family Dr., Clinic, after hours Urgent Care
Hepatitis B Vaccine The vaccine is offered to school nurses, custodial staff and other employee groups. If you are in a designated group you will be notified. Three shot series – MUST take all 3 to be effective. Initial, one month, 6-months Boosters are not currently recommended for those who previously received the vaccine.
Proper Clean Up Procedures Always restrict area so others won’t come into contact with spill.
Blood or OPIM Clean Up Step 1 Use absorbent materials such as paper towels to soak up the spilled materials. Wipe up all remaining spilled material.
Blood or OPIM Clean Up Step 2 After removing visual remainders of the spill, clean the area with a disinfectant active against BBP (As per the container label and EPA registered disinfectant). Wipe the area free of the disinfectant.
Blood or OPIM Clean Up Step 3 Apply disinfectant a final time, allowing agent to set for prescribed “dwell time” or to air dry. Dispose of gloves and other materials in leak proof bag.