Technical College System of Georgia

Blood Borne Pathogens and Air Borne
Pathogens/Tuberculosis

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For More Information Contact:


Dr. Lisa Anne Beck
Coordinator
lbeck@tcsg.edu
404-679-1666

The Department of Technical and Adult Education created, in 1993, a Blood and Airborne Pathogens Program which meets the requirements of the U.S Department of Labor; Occupational Health and Safety Administration 29 CFR 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and the 29 CFR 1910.1035 Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis Proposed Rule The program is designed minimize or prevent occupational exposure to both blood and airborne pathogens, as well as other potentially infectious body materials, in covered occupational education programs.

Each of the 33 State Technical Colleges operates the program under a college Exposure Control Plan that incorporates both the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030 and the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of M. Tuberculosis in Health-Care Facilities-1994.

The State Technical Colleges have identified several classifications of faculty members and students who have the potential for exposure in lab, clinical or other occupational-based instruction (OBI) settings. Examples include faculty and students in Health Technologies, EMS, Public Safety and Personal Service Program areas. An exposure determination is made for individual programs and courses.

If you need additional information concerning exposure potential, post-exposure follow-up or other aspects of the Blood Borne Pathogens and Air Borne Pathogens/Tuberculosis Program, please contact your Technical College Blood and Airborne Pathogens Coordinator. If you need other additional information, please contact: Phil Petty, Agency Blood and Airborne Pathogens Program Coordinator ppetty@tcsg.edu

LINKS


2002-2003 Technical College Model Exposure Control Plan [MS Word] 

2002-2003 Technical College Model Exposure Control Plan [Adobe PDF]

2002-2003 Blood and Airborne Pathogens Self Study Form [MS Word]

Model Exposure Control Plan Appendices:

29 CFR 1910.1035 Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis Proposed Rule


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