Communicable Disease and Occupational Exposure to Blood-borne Pathogens

A-B Technical Community College shall not exclude individuals with communicable diseases unless a determination is made that the individual presents a health risk to himself or others. It is the policy of the College to consider the educational or employment status of those with a communicable disease on an individual basis based on the program of study or work assignment. It is the policy of the College to comply with federal regulations and state statutes regarding blood-borne pathogens as set forth in the Federal Register, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.1030, and the North Carolina Administrative Code, 10A NCAC 41A, by attempting to limit/prevent occupational exposure of employees and students to blood or other potentially infectious bodily fluids and materials that may transmit blood-borne pathogens and lead to disease or death.