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Document ID (ISN)108116
CIS number 08-534
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-137
Title Let art be your legacy
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/2007-137/pdfs/2007-137.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 explains how contamination by hepatitis B occurs; it suggests that body artists be vaccinated against hepatitis B and that they attend yearly blood-borne pathogen training. See also CIS 08-532/533.
Descriptors (primary) blood; USA; beauty parlours; biological hazards; risk factors; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; legal aspects; safety and health training; safe working methods; vaccination; data sheet; personal hygiene
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) Liver diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases