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Exposure Control Plan

The purpose of the exposure control plan for bloodborne pathogens is to reduce the potential for employee exposure to occupational incidents involving blood and other potentially infectious materials such as:

  • Human Immunodeficiency Visure (HIV)
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

Exposure Determination by Job Classification

The following are job classifications that may have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. These job classifications include full-time, part-time, temporary, and student help. These lists are not all-inclusive. If you feel your job should be on the list, then please contact Debbie Turner at (916) 568-3189.

Job classifications in which all employees have occupational exposure:

  • College Nurses and Medical Assistants
  • Lifeguards and Primary First Aid Providers
  • Plumbers
  • Custodians and Utility Workers
  • Campus Police Officers and College Safety Officers
  • Athletic Trainers, Athletic Attendants, Athletic Coaches, and Physical Education Instructors
  • Safety Training Center Instructors (for physical training and defense classes)
  • Child Development Center Employees
  • Enabling Center Aides
  • Utility Workers

Job classifications in which some employees have occupational exposure:

  • Nursing Instructors and Instructional Assistants
  • Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Instructors
  • Cosmetology Instructors and Instructional Assistants
  • Funeral Services Instructors and Instructional Assistants
  • Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Instructors and Instructional Assistants
  • Respirator Care Instructors and Instructional Assistants
  • Early Childhood Education Instructors and Instructional Assistants



Bloodborne pathogen training is available online or in a classroom setting and should be taken annually.

The online training is available through Keenan SafeColleges.

We recommend that employees who have occupational exposure do classroom training instead of the online training. This allows us to address specific risks and procedures that apply to the department or campus. Employees may choose to take the online training and then attend a follow-up meeting to discuss items specific to their department.

Be sure to document all classroom training attendees using a training sign-in sheet (PDF).

Hepatitis B Vaccination Acceptance or Declination Form

All employees whose job classification may expose them to bloodborne pathogens must complete the Hepatitis B Vaccination Acceptance or Declination Form GS-178 (PDF) and return it to Human Resources.

Additional Resources and Forms