3.20.3 Communicable Diseases and Blood-borne Pathogens

Alexandria Technical & Community College complies with OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens Standards, 29 CFR 1910.1030, and will take steps to minimize or eliminate the exposure to blood and other body fluids in the educational and occupational setting. Universal precautions shall be observed to prevent contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials and appropriate work practice controls shall be implemented to reduce the likelihood of exposure to communicable diseases and blood-borne pathogens.

Alexandria Technical & Community College respects the rights of individuals with communicable diseases to education. The college will not discriminate against any person on the basis of disability as defined by the American Disabilities Act, including individuals with communicable diseases. Individuals with communicable diseases will not be excluded from participating in the programs, services and activities of the college unless their participation creates a substantial risk to the health and safety of other individuals which cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation and the use of universal precautions.

Approved by: ATCC Leadership Council
Effective Date: 1/29/07
Last Date Revised: 1/29/07