Arizona Work Exposure to MRSA, Spinal Meningitis, or Tuberculosis (TB) Poster Required
The Work Exposure to MRSA, Spinal Meningitis, or Tuberculosis (TB) is a labor law posters poster by the Arizona Industrial Commission. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Arizona, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place next to the Workers' Compensation Notice to Employees where all employees will see it. The poster talks about the rights that employees have if exposed to any kind of fluid that might result in that employee acquiring any of the diseases: MRSA, Spinal Meningitis or Tuberculosis. Claims can be made for a condition, infection, disease or disability related to these diseases. Any employee that files an exposure must report it to their employer in written form no later than 30 days.
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WORK EXPOSURE TO METHICILLIN -RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA), SPINAL MENINGITIS, OR TUBERCULOSIS (TB) Notice to Employees Employees are notified that a claim may be made for a condition, infection, disease or disability involving or related to MR SA, spinal meningitis, or TB within the provisions of the Arizona Workers’ Compensation Law. (A.R.S. § 23 -1043.04) Such a claim shall include the occurrence of a significant exposure at work, which is defined to mean an exposure in the course of employment to aerosolized MRSA, spinal meningitis or TB bacteria. Significant exposure also includes exposure in the course of employment to MRSA through bodily fluids or skin. Certain classes of employees (as defined below) may more easily establish a claim relate d to MRSA, spinal meningitis or TB by meeting the following requirements: 1. The employee’s regular course of employment involves handling or exposure to MRSA, spinal meningitis or TB. For purposes of establishing a claim under this section, “employee” is li mited to firefighters, law enforcement officers, correction officers, probation officers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics who are not employed by a health care institution; 2. No later than thirty ( 30 ) calendar days after a possible significan t exposure, the employee reports in writing to the employer the details of the exposure; 3. A diagnosis is made within the following time -frames: a. For a claim involving MRSA, the employee must be diagnosed with MRSA within fifteen ( 15 ) days after the empl oyee reports pursuant to Item No. 2 above ; b. For a claim involving sp inal meningitis, the employee must be diagnosed with spinal meningitis within two (2) to eighteen (18) days of the possible significant exposure; and c. For a claim involving TB, the employ ee is diagnosed with TB within twelve (12) weeks of the possible significant exposure. Expenses for post -exposure evaluation and follow -up, including reasonably required prophylactic treatment for MRSA, spinal meningitis, and TB is considered a medical be nefit under the Arizona Workers’ Compensation Act for any significant exposure that arises out of and in the course of employment if the employee files a claim for the significant exposure or the employee reports in writing the details of the exposure. Pro viding post -exposure evaluation and follow -up, including prophylactic treatment, does not, however, constitute acceptance of a claim for a condition, infection, disease or disability involving or related to a significant exposure. Employers must post thi s notice in a conspicuous place next to the Workers’ Compensation Notice to Employees. REV 7/11
Other Arizona Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional nine optional and mandatory Arizona labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.azica.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_pdf/Claims_Poster_WorkExpToMRSA_SpMen_TB.pdf , updated October 2019
- Arizona Labor Law Posters at https://www.azica.gov/posters-employers-must-display
- Arizona Industrial Commission
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