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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation | 1010 E. 10th St., Tucson, AZ 85719 | (520) 225-6646
24/7 Call Line for Reporting Injuries: 1-888-252-4689

Injuries Involving Bodily Fluids

FEDERAL OSHA STANDARD REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING A BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN EXPOSURE INCIDENT:

EMPLOYER MUST ACT | EMPLOYEE MUST INFORM
The Federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030, requires that the Employer investigate employees' reports of contact with Bodily Fluids and OPIM. (2. Section 1910.1030, (f), (3): Post-exposure Evaluation and Follow-up.)

What To Do:

  • Call The Alliance immediately to report your claim (1-888-252-4689). You will be directed to go to the clinic.
  • Employee's supervisor must complete The Exposure Incident Investigation Form (in PDF) within 10 days of incident
    • Who is considered the supervisor:
      • Elementary schools - the principal
      • Middle schools - the principal or designated assistant principal
      • High schools - the principal or designated assistant principal who supervises the employee
  • Employee should complete Report of Significant Work Exposure to Bodily Fluids form (in Word) within 10 days of the incident
  • Make sure all forms are signed and dated properly by both supervisor and employee
  • Send both forms to the Human Resources Workers' Compensation Office, Risk Management and Environmental Services.

OTHER REQUIRED STEPS:

  1. You must have blood drawn no later than ten (10) calendar days after exposure.
  2. You must have blood tested for HIV or hepatitis c by antibody testing no later than thirty (30) calendar days after exposure and test results must be negative.
  3. You must be tested or diagnosed as HIV positive no later than eighteen (18) months after the exposure, or tested and diagnosed as positive for the presence of hepatitis c within seven (7) months after the exposure.
  4. You must file a workers' compensation claim with the Industrial Commission of Arizona no later than one year from the date of diagnosis or positive blood test if you wish to receive benefits under the workers' compensation system.

For Questions please call Risk Management 225-6644 or Workers' Compensation at 225-6646

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    Workers' Compensation
    1010 E. 10th St.
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    (520) 225-6646
    fax: (520) 623-1311
    24/7 Call Line for Reporting Injuries:
    1-888-252-4689
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