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Document ID (ISN)60003
CIS number 93-371
ISSN - Serial title 0097-6326 - Federal Register
Year 1991
Convention or series no. 29 CFR Part 1910.1030
Author(s)
Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Title Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: Final Rule [USA]
Bibliographic information 6 Dec. 1991, Vol.56, No.235, p.64003-64182. Illus.
Abstract This standard (effective 6 Mar. 1992), aimed at eliminating or minimising occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (particularly Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)), concerns: definitions; exposure controls; methods of compliance (engineering and work practice controls, personal protective equipment, housekeeping); HIV and HBV research laboratories and production facilities; Hepatitis B vaccination and post-exposure evaluation and follow-up; communication of hazards to employees (labels and signs, information and training); recordkeeping. The introduction to the standard includes a very detailed discussion of: events leading to the standard; health effects of exposure to bloodborne pathogens (epidemiology and symptoms of Hepatitis B and AIDS; other bloodborne pathogens: syphilis, malaria, babesiosis, brucellosis, leptospirosis, arboviral infections, relapsing fever, Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, human T-lymphotropic virus type I, viral haemorrhagic fever); quantitative risk assessment (principally among health-care workers); significance of risk; regulatory impact/flexibility analysis; environmental impact.
Descriptors (primary) blood; USA; viruses; biological hazards; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) relapsing fever; brucellosis; syphilis; leptospirosis; malaria; hazard evaluation; research establishments; personal protective equipment; health services; vaccination; law; comment on law; information of personnel; housekeeping
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
HIV/AIDS
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)