Policies & Procedures
184.00 BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS EXPOSURE CONTROL
The College shall adopt an exposure control plan which conforms with current regulations of the Kansas Department of Human Resources (KDHR).
The Plan shall be accessible to all employees and shall be reviewed and updated at least annually. All staff shall receive the training and equipment necessary to implement the plan.
Used sharps such as hypodermic needles and syringes, scalpel blades, suture needles, razor blades, pasteur pipettes, or other sharp objects must be stored in a closed, rigid, puncture proof container. The Buildings and Grounds Department operates the "Sharps Program" for the college by distributing properly labeled one gallon plastic containers to departments that need them. The Buildings and Grounds Department will pick up the container and properly dispose of the sharp objects. At no time may sharps be discarded in the trash.