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Document ID (ISN)108111
CIS number 08-532
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-139
Title Look sharp
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Nov. 2007. 2p. Illus.
Internet access http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2007-139/pdfs/2007-139.pdf [in English]
Abstract NIOSH researchers worked with professional tattoo artists to figure out how they can be exposed to blood and blood-borne pathogens. Based on visits to piercing and tattooing shops and interviews with practicing artists, various communication materials were developed to better inform artists of these diseases, explain how artists can be exposed and reinforce safe practices to reduce the chances of exposure. This information card addresses the issues of handling and disposing sharps within this sector of activity. See also CIS 08-533/534.
Descriptors (primary) blood; USA; wounds; beauty parlours; biological hazards; risk factors; needle-stick injuries
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; notification of occupational accidents; data sheet; immunodeficiency syndrome; personal hygiene; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; infectious hepatitis
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases