Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

TMCC Policy Statement

The TMCC Environmental Health and Safety Office's (EHS) mission is to support the Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) teaching and service functions. EHS assists organizational units in meeting their responsibility to protect the environment and to provide a safe and healthful place of employment and learning. This program has been developed in accordance with 29CFR 1910.1030 (Bloodborne Pathogens).

Purpose and Scope

The goal of the TMCC Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan (ECP) is to outline the basic requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard and procedures at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC). General requirements include:

  • A written exposure control plan, reviewed and updated annually;
  • Use of universal precautions;
  • Consideration, implementation, and use of safer engineered needles, sharps, and equipment;
  • Use of engineered and work practice controls and appropriate personal protective equipment (gloves, face and eye protection, gowns);
  • Hepatitis B vaccine offered to affected employees free of cost;
  • Medical follow-up in the event of exposure;
  • Use of labels or color-coding for items such as sharps disposal boxes and containers for regulated waste, contaminated laundry, and certain specimens;
  • Proper containment of all regulated waste; and
  • Employee training.