(a)  A group home for developmentally disabled persons must provide a safe living environment for residents, as well as a safe working environment for all employees.

(b)  Policy and procedures shall be developed in accordance with federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030, and shall include, but not be limited to:

(1)           safe work practices;

(2)           engineering controls which decrease the chance of occupational exposure to hepatitis B and other bloodborne pathogens; and

(3)           employee training, which shall include but not be limited to:

(A)          causes and symptoms;

(B)          methods of prevention;

(C)          personal hygiene (including the monitoring and training of the resident in safe personal hygiene); and

(D)          environmental precautions necessary to assure a safe home.

(c)  The policy and procedures shall be incorporated in an "Exposure Control Plan" and maintained by the home.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑147;

Eff. November 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1993; March 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.