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Tuberculosis Exposure Control Safety Manual Program


Tuberculosis Exposure Control Safety Manual Program

Table of Contents

  1. Purpose
  2. Procedure
  3. Tb surveillance
  4. Medical evaluation and preventive therapy
  5. Follow-up evaluation
  6. Requirements specifically applicable to tb skin testing
  7. Methods of exposure control
  8. Training
  9. Recordkeeping
  10. Initial exposure incident follow-up record
  11. Exosure incident log
  12. Log of health care professional’s review
  13. Log of isolation room, enclosure and units testing
  14. Tuberculosis skin test

Tuberculosis Exposure Control Safety Manual Program

Chapter Section

Tuberculosis Surveillance:

  1. Newly hired employees must provide documentation of a tuberculosis skin test taken within the past 6 months or receive a tuberculin skin test. Employees with prior history of positive PPD will have a baseline chest x-ray prior to employment taken within twelve months and a chest x-ray every 3 years.
  2. All employees who have not had a previous PPD will have a PPD.
  3. All employees with negative PPD’s will receive annual PPD testing with intracutaneous Mantoux (PPD).
  4. All employees with PPD conversions or signs and symptoms of TB will be referred to the Medical Director for further evaluation and treatment, if appropriate.
  5. All employees PPD conversions will be reported to the Infection Control Committee.
  6. All employees receiving PPD’s shall receive prompt notification of the skin test result and its interpretation. Results will be kept on file.
  7. In the event there is an exposure incident, it will be reported, the employee notified, and an immediate evaluation performed. An exposure incident means any incident in which an employee remains in close proximity for a prolonged period of time to a suspect or confirmed TB case without the benefit of applicable exposure methods.