DBB(LEGAL) - EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS: MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Definitions

Bloodborne Pathogen Control

"Sharps" Defined

Minimum Standards

  1. Develop, review annually, update as necessary, and document its actions regarding a comprehensive exposure control plan appropriate to the ESC and its particular facilities;
  2. Provide, at ESC expense, personal protective equipment and Hepatitis B vaccinations to affected employees, and if an employee declines to be vaccinated, maintain a record of the employee's written refusal;
  3. Provide to affected employees pre-service and annual refresher training as described in the TDSHS Exposure Control Plan;
  4. Record all exposure incidents (e.g., "sticks" by needles or other "sharps") in a sharps injury log and report the sharps injury to TDSHS on a standardized form; and
  5. Provide a post-exposure evaluation and follow up with an employee who has a sharps injury.

Health and Safety Code 81.301–.307; 25 TAC 96

Cost of Testing After Accidental Exposure

Genetic Information

Note: The following provisions are cited to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and state law, and apply to ESCs that employ fewer than 15 persons.

Pre-employment Inquiries and Employment Entrance Examinations

Confidentiality

42 U.S.C. 12112(d)(3); 29 C.F.R. 1630.14(b); 29 U.S.C. 794; 34 C.F.R. 104.14(c)(d)

Examination During Employment

42 U.S.C 12112(d)(3)–(4); 29 C.F.R. 1630.14(c)

Region III Education Service Center

DBB(LEGAL)-ESCA

UPDATE 24

DATE ISSUED: 5/20/2019