Bloodborne Pathogens and School Employees

Bloodborne Pathogens and School Employees

Michigan Resources

Managing Communicable Diseases in Schools                                                                                                                                                                         This guide developed by the Michigan Departments of Education (MDE) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) provides schools with general information on what steps they can take to prevent and control communicable disease. 

Fact Sheet on Bloodborne Infectious Disease Standard
Developed by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), within the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG), provides an overview of the 554 Bloodborne Infectious Diseases standard that applies to general industry.  Also includes a link to the entire standard.

MIOSHA Part 554 Bloodborne Infectious Diseases Standard
General industry standard that applies to all Michigan employers that have employees with occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material, including school districts.

Michigan LearnPort®, Online Coursees on Bloodborne Pathogens
Michigan LearnPort® offers a free online course that address key concepts about bloodborne pathogens including transmission, housekeeping, safe work practices, and exposure control plans. 

National Resources

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, U.S. Department of Education

Bloodborne Infectious Diseases:  HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B Virus, and Hepatitis C Virus
National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health, CDC