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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 3-62.1

BUSINESS AND NONINSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS

Safety: Infectious Waste Disposal

A. Generally

The State Board of Education has directed that all school employees receive in-service training in infection control techniques. Principals and administrators responsible for food, transportation, maintenance and business support services will make provisions for providing such training for employees under their supervision.

B. Instructors

In-service instructors are to be qualified professionals. In those instances where a school nurse is not available assistance should be requested of the health department.

C. In-service Components

The training program shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

1. The causes and transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and prevention techniques.

2. Standard operating procedures for handling blood and body fluids as recommended by the Virginia Department of Health. Demonstration combined with hands-on experience will be utilized to ensure that employees understand t he procedures.

Editor's Note
See also City of Virginia Beach School Division's "Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan."

Regulatory Authority:

State Department of Education "Model Guidelines for School Attendance for Children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus."

See [State] Supt's/Memo # 255, 11/29/89.

 

Approved by Superintendent:  August 14, 1993