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Original Adopted Date: 2-14-83                                          Last Revised Date: 8-22-22                                        Last Reviewed Date: 11-28-16

Good health is important to job performance.  Employees will present evidence of good health, in the form of a physical examination report, prior to their employment with the school district. 

School bus drivers will present evidence of good health annually in the form of a physical examination report unless otherwise required by law or medical opinion.  Employees whose physical or mental health, in the judgment of the administration, may be in doubt will submit to additional examinations, when requested to do so, at the expense of the school district.

The cost of an employee physical will be paid by the school district as stated in the Master Agreement/Staff Handbook. The form, indicating the employee is able to perform the duties for which the employee was hired must be returned prior to payment of salary.  The cost of bus driver renewal physicals will be paid as stated in the Master Agreement/Staff Handbook.  The school district will provide the standard examination form to be completed by the personal physician of the employee.  Employees identified as having reasonably anticipated contact with blood or infectious materials will receive the Hepatitis B vaccine or sign a written waiver stating that they will not take the vaccine.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to write an exposure control plan to eliminate or minimize district occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.  The plan for designated employees will include, but not be limited to, scope and application, definitions, exposure control, methods of compliance, Hepatitis B vaccination and post-exposure evaluation and follow-up, communication of hazards to employees, and record keeping.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding physical examinations of such employees shall be followed.

Legal Reference:      29 C.F.R. § 1910.1030.

                                  49 C.F.R. §§ 391.41 – 391.49.

                                  Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 279.8; 321.376.

                                  281 I.A.C. 43.15; 43.17.

Cross Reference:       403      Employees' Health and Well-Being