|Document ID (ISN)||108712|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2008-118
||Encourage your workers to report bloodborne pathogen exposures
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, July 2008. 2p. Illus. 2 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-118/pdfs/2008-118.pdf [in English]
||Aimed at employers, this leaflet outlines the importance of encouraging first responders (emergency medical services, fire fighters, and law enforcement) to report exposures to bloodborne pathogens. Topics addressed: why employees may be reluctant to report exposures; why employees should report all exposures; how employers can encourage reporting (developing a policy, informing and training personnel). See also CIS 08-1012 and 08-1222.
||fire fighting; blood; USA; contagion; police forces; emergency services; health care personnel; biological hazards; infectious diseases
||responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; notification of occupational accidents; infectious hepatitis; human behaviour; disobeying safety instructions; needle-stick injuries; safety and health training; information of personnel; safety guides; immunodeficiency syndrome
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces