Bloodborne Pathogens Standard for Child Care

The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) laws protect the health and safety of workers. OSHA laws, or “standards,” ensure that employers protect their employees from work-related hazards, including exposure to diseases carried in the blood. The NC Department … Continue reading

Communicable Diseases and Exclusion from Child Care

Exclude if directed to do so in the chart below or if:

The child’s health care professional recommends … Continue reading

Emergency medication – Epinephrine auto-injectors in child care

Be prepared to respond when someone without a prescription for epinephrine experiences a severe allergic reaction. About severe allergic reactions A sudden, severe allergic reaction is called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). It can occur suddenly and worsen quickly. Approximately 22% of anaphylactic … Continue reading