Health & Safety: Safety Messages

65-2 #65 October 26, 2006

SM #16, Infectious Disease Reporting

UFA Health and Safety Officer / Sergeant-at-Arms Bill Romaka wishes to remind the Membership to take their safety responsibilities seriously at all times. We will continue to highlight and remind our members of safe actions as spelled out by the Department. Stay well, and stay safe!

The FDNY CFR-D Manual, Chapter 3, "Infectious Disease Program", states the following:

4. Exposure Reporting

4.1 When a member suspects that they have had a biological exposure (incident) while on duty or during an off-duty fire or emergency that they have responded to within the City of New York, the member shall notify their Company Officer / Station Supervisor as soon as possible.

4.2 Upon receiving notification of the exposure incident, the Company Officer / Station Supervisor shall:

4.2.1 Direct the member to complete the MD-X3 form as per Addendum 3.

4.2.2 Review the MD-X3 for accuracy and completeness.

4.2.3 Fax the completed MD-X3 and the respective Ambulance Call Report (ACR) or Patient Care Report (PCR) to the Medical Officer on emergency duty through the Medical Leave Desk at (718) 999-0035.

**Please refer to and familiarize yourself with the full content of Chapter 3 and its associated addendums. It is vitally important that you always wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment to help minimize and avoid these incidents. By making the proper notifications at the earliest possible time, you can help protect your health and safety best. Should there ever be a question or concern about an exposure, please don't hesitate to have your Delegate call the Health and Safety Office.

Sergeant-at-Arms/Health & Safety Office
• Phone: 212-683-4832 • Fax: 212-683-4768 • Email: Bromaka@ufanyc.org

Fraternally.

Stephen J. Cassidy
President

Joseph A. Miccio
Recording Secretary