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Document ID (ISN)57520
CIS number 92-334
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Title Workplace prevention and management of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus infections (HIV) - Interim guidelines for funeral directors
Bibliographic information Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Division, Suite 1000, 330 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3Z5, Canada, 1987. 22p. 22 ref.
Abstract Part of a series of infection control guidelines to prevent the transmission of AIDS virus (HIV) infection in the community, in institutions and in other workplaces. A definition of AIDS, its cause, symptoms, transmission, risk activities, exposure tests, treatment, preventive measures and education are briefly explained. Recommended procedures for transfer of deceased from place of death, preparation for embalming, embalming, and clean-up and disposal are described in detail as well as management of possible workplace exposure to AIDS.
Descriptors (primary) immunodeficiency syndrome; funeral services; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of exposure; disposal of harmful waste; Canada; Manitoba; embalming; information of personnel; personal hygiene; infection control; exposure tests; medical treatment; directive; symptoms
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Funeral services