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1 MCPS Systemwide Safety Programs Department of Facilities Management SPO Cluster Meetings October 31, 2014

2 Systemwide Safety Programs Staff Peter Park, Team Leader Laurie Lyons, Program Technician Office: 240-314-1070 Emergencies: 301-370-2141

3 Topics for Today Infection prevention ◦ Diseases of recent concern (Ebola, Enterovirus D68, Pertussis) ◦ Daily building cleaning and sanitizing ◦ Universal precautions (bloodborne pathogens) Chemical safety Online training requirements

4 Infection Prevention Personal hygiene Daily building cleaning, sanitizing Universal precautions

5 Diseases of Recent Concern – EV-D68 Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) ◦ Virus that can cause mild to severe respiratory illness ◦ 1,105 people in 47 states and the District of Columbia ◦ Spread by airborne droplets (coughing, sneezing), touching contaminated surfaces ◦ Prevent through good hygiene ◦ Prevent through facility cleaning, sanitizing

6 Diseases of Recent Concern - Pertussis Pertussis (whooping cough) ◦ Highly contagious respiratory disease, bacterial ◦ Several confirmed cases at MCPS schools ◦ Spread by coughing, sneezing; touching contaminated surfaces ◦ Treat with antibiotics ◦ Prevent through vaccination (all 7 th graders) ◦ Prevent through good hygiene ◦ Prevent through facility cleaning, sanitizing

7 Diseases of Recent Concern - Ebola Ebola (EVD) ◦ Rare, deadly viral disease ◦ Spread through direct contact with blood or body fluids and broken skin, mucous membranes ◦ 2 – 21 days incubation, usually 8-10 days ◦ Not spread by air, water, food (in U.S.) ◦ Not contagious until after symptoms appear ◦ No cases originating in Maryland

8 Diseases of Recent Concern - Ebola Ebola (EVD) ◦ Symptoms  Fever (100.4 ° F or higher)  Severe headache  Muscle pain  Weakness  Diarrhea  Vomiting  Abdominal (stomach) pain  Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

9 Diseases of Recent Concern - Ebola Additional Information 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2. MD Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Pages/ebola.aspx 3. Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services (MCDHHS) a.html

10 Diseases of Recent Concern - Ebola Additional Information (MCPS) 1. MCPS Ebola information web page 2. Online webinar (recorded) b69b2da6230319f96fb0447ef6 3. Staff Ebola letter Emailed to all staff Oct. 28 Translated letters sent to directors Oct. 30 (6 languages)

11 Personal Hygiene Hand washing ◦ Wash frequently with soap and water, 20 seconds ◦ Better than hand sanitizer Cover nose, mouth with tissue or sleeve when coughing, sneezing Minimize touching eyes, nose, mouth Minimize contact with sick people Stay home when sick Flu shot

12 Daily Building Cleaning, Sanitizing Use only approved disinfectant products ◦ 3M #5L Quat ◦ Virex II 256 ◦ 10% bleach (1 part bleach to 9 parts water) Use PPE (at least gloves and goggles) to prevent exposure (eye, skin, inhalation) Use adequate ventilation Keep hand soap and paper towel dispensers full

13 Daily Building Cleaning, Sanitizing Sanitize touch points daily ◦ Door handles, push bars ◦ Stair railings ◦ Water fountains ◦ Elevator buttons ◦ Vending machine buttons ◦ Light switches ◦ Phones ◦ Faucets ◦ Desktops ◦ Some countertops

14 Daily Building Cleaning, Sanitizing Sanitize gym, APR floors daily Sanitize bathrooms, toilets daily Sanitize locations assoc. with infections Sanitize health room surfaces daily Sanitize locker, weight training, and team rooms daily (secondary schools) Ensure weight rooms have germicidal wipes (secondary schools)

15 Universal Precautions Universal Precautions is an approach to infection control. According to the concept of Universal Precautions, all human blood and certain human body fluids are treated as if known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, and other bloodborne pathogens.

16 Universal Precautions Assume infectious: Blood Other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) ◦ Semen, vaginal secretions, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, amniotic fluid, saliva in dental procedures, any body fluid visibly contaminated with blood ◦ When differentiation between body fluids is difficult or impossible, consider potentially infectious

17 Universal Precautions Personal protective equipment (PPE) Cleaning procedures Post-exposure evaluation, follow-up

18 Universal Precautions - PPE Gloves ◦ Nitrile gloves Goggles Face mask, face shield Gown, shoe covers

19 Universal Precautions – Removing Gloves Point hand downward and peel off, starting at the wrist Turn glove inside out as you peel away from you Avoid splashes Avoid contact with exposed skin Hold glove in gloved hand

20 Universal Precautions – Removing Gloves Slide ungloved finger under wrist of remaining glove Peel glove off from inside, enclosing first glove Discard gloves Wash hands

21 Universal Precautions – Cleaning Procedures Use approved disinfectant products ◦ Follow directions from MSDS, label ◦ Dilute properly Wear nitrile gloves, goggles, face mask, face shield Wear additional PPE, as needed Disposable tools better than gloved hands Keep others away

22 Universal Precautions – Cleaning Procedures Use paper towels to wipe, disinfect Cover large spills with paper towels or absorbent and pour disinfectant on Contact times – keep wet with disinfectant ◦ 10% bleach – 30 minutes ◦ 3M #5L Quat, Virex – 10 minutes Clean with general purpose cleaner, if needed

23 Universal Precautions – Cleaning Procedures Secure waste and dispose properly Blood, OPIM waste in biohazard box (health room) Discard porous materials that cannot be laundered Wash hands

24 Universal Precautions – Post-Exposure Free medical evaluation, follow-up for any employee with blood-exposure incident A blood exposure incident is a specific eye, nose, mouth, other mucous membrane, non-intact skin, or parenteral (piercing) contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials resulting from the performance of an employee's duties

25 Universal Precautions – Post-Exposure What do you do after an exposure incident? Notify supervisor immediately Supervisor calls CorVel (1-888-606-2562) within 24 hours Supervisor calls Systemwide Safety Programs (SSP), if help needed (240-314-1070)

26 Universal Precautions – Post-Exposure Contact MCPS-contracted clinic within 24 hours to schedule evaluation ◦ Medical Access, 19504 Amaranth Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874, 301-428-1070 ◦ Secure Medical Care, 803 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879, 301-869-070

27 Universal Precautions – Post-Exposure Complete MCPS Form 230-33: Bloodborne Pathogens Post-Exposure Report, ASAP Provide copies to: ◦ Examining physician ◦ Employee and Retiree Service Center (ERSC) – within 5 days ◦ Systemwide Safety Programs – within 5 days

28 Universal Precautions – Post-Exposure Provide MCPS Form 230-34: Health Care Professional's Written Opinion Form to physician Physician completes form, sends to SSP SSP retains form, as required by MOSH

29 Hazardous Chemicals What makes chemicals “hazardous”? The chemical is a: Physical hazard (gasoline, hand sanitizer) Health hazard (bleach, cleaning chemicals, wood dust) Simple asphyxiant (refrigerants) Combustible dust (wood dust) Pyrophoric gas, or hazard not otherwise classified

30 Hazardous Chemicals Approved Chemicals, MSDS

31 Hazardous Chemicals



34 Hazardous Chemicals Tips 1. Complete required safety training 2. Only use MCPS-approved products 3. Keep MSDSs at the school 4. Follow directions on labels and MSDSs – Do not use chemicals in ways they are not intended to be used 5. Never mix chemicals! 6. Use proper procedures, equipment, PPE 7. Ask for help, give help

35 Online Safety Training Required training for building services (upon hire): Bloodborne Pathogen – Full Course Ladder Safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hazard Communication: Right to Understand Safety Data Sheets: Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Required training for building services (annually): Bloodborne Pathogen – Annual Refresher Demonstration, handout* *Downloadable at: %20Safety%20Training%20Tutorial.pdf %20Safety%20Training%20Tutorial.pdf

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