Policy EBBA Prevention of Disease/Infection Transmission

File: EBBA

Prevention of Disease/Infection Transmission

(Handling Body Fluids)

All schools shall provide a sanitary environment and shall establish routines, recommended by appropriate health professionals, for handling body fluids.

All school district personnel shall be advised of and follow routine procedures regarding handling body fluids. These procedures shall provide simple and effective precautions against transmission of diseases to persons potentially exposed to the blood or body fluids of another. These procedures shall be standard health and safety practices developed in consultation with medical personnel. No distinction shall be made between body fluids from individuals with a known disease and individuals without symptoms or with an undiagnosed disease.

The procedures shall be published as school district regulations and distributed to all staff on a regular basis. Training and appropriate supplies shall be available to all personnel including those involved in transportation and custodial services.

In addition to ensuring that these health and safety practices are carried out on a district-wide basis, special emphasis shall be placed in those areas of school district operation that potentially present a greater need for these precautions. Under no circumstances shall students be directed or knowingly be allowed to handle body fluids other than their own.

Adopted: April 12, 1988

Revised: August 9, 2005

Revised: September 23, 2014

CROSS REFS.: GBGA, Staff Health

JLCC, Communicable/Infectious Diseases

JLCE, First Aid and Emergency Medical Care

Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado