Hepatitis B Vaccine is provided at NO cost to the employee. All employees having occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials should have the hepatitis B vaccination series made available to them after training (OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, Biomedical Waste, Tuberculosis and Latex Allergy Training) and within 10 working days of their initial assignment.
The term ‘made available’ includes the healthcare professional’s evaluation and arranging for the administration of the first dose of the hepatitis B vaccination series to begin within the 10 days. This includes all employees with occupational exposure, regardless of how often the exposure may occur.
Part-time and temporary employees are included in this coverage. Employees who decline the vaccine must sign a declination form. The vaccine is available at a later date if the employee so chooses.