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14300.8 - Recording Criteria for Needlestick and Sharps Injuries

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Record exposures to blood or Other Potentially Infectious Material (OPIM) as:

  • injuries if needlesticks or cuts from sharps are involved.
  • illnesses if a splash or other exposures result in a diagnosis of a bloodborne illness (e.g. HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C) or
  • medical treatment beyond first aid. For example, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis treatment, hepatitis B immune globulin, gamma globulin, or hepatitis B vaccination.

To protect privacy, do not enter the employee's name on the Cal/OSHA Form 300.

If a recorded injury is later diagnosed as an infectious bloodborne disease causing death, days away from work, restricted work, or job transfer :

  • update the description to identify the disease. 
  • change the classification from an injury to an illness.

 


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