Hep B Shot for Contract EEs?

Our company works with medical waste, and thus we offer a Hepatitis B shot to all employees who have occupational exposure to Hep B (see below). We have three "employees" through a temp. agency right now. We're wondering if we need to offer these employees a Hep B shot, or if it is the temp agency's responsiblity? Any thoughts???

29 CFR 1910.1030(f) reads:

“The employer shall make available the hepatitis B vaccine and vaccination series to all employees who have occupational exposure....”

29 CFR 1910.2 Definitions

(d) employee means an employee of an employer who is employed in a business of his employer which affects commerce


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  • Is there anything in your agency contract that mentions the exposure? If so, I would ask the agency to provide documentation for your files that their employees have been vaccinated. If there isn't anything in the contract, talk to the agency and correct the oversight. If there is something in the contract mentioning exposure, but the agency will not provide documentation, I would find another agency that will.
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