108.12.3 University of Alberta Staff Guidelines with Respect to Bloodborne Pathogens

(THIS SECTION IS INCLUDED FOR CONVENIENCE OF REFERENCE. THE BIOSAFETY GUIDELINES AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SHOULD BE CONSULTED FOR MORE INFORMATION.)

In keeping with its Discrimination and Harassment Policy, employees of the University of Alberta, or prospective employees, shall not be discriminated against because they have tested positive for a bloodborne pathogen, specifically Hepatitis B, C, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). (GFC 15 OCT 1997) (BG 07 NOV 1997)

The University of Alberta will assess and respond as indicated by the facts in each case involving an individual who has tested positive for a bloodborne pathogen. (GFC 15 OCT 1997) (BG 07 NOV 1997)

Staff members who perform invasive procedures and are aware that they have tested positive for a bloodborne pathogen are required by the Biosafety Guidelines to contact the Occupational Health Nurse in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. The reasonable accommodation policy will apply in such cases (Section 44, Appendix C, GFC Policy Manual.) (GFC 15 OCT 1997) (BG 07 NOV 1997)