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Document ID (ISN)66387
CIS number 96-1097
ISBN(s) 0-442-01779-0
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) O'Neil J.T.
Title The bloodborne pathogens standard: A pragmatic approach
Bibliographic information Van Nostrand Reinhold, 115 Fifth Ave., New York NY 10003, USA; Chapman & Hall, 2-6 Boundary Row, London SE1 8HN, United Kingdom, 1996. xiii, 319p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price (in Europe): GBP 34.95.
Internet access 96-1097.pdf [in English]
Abstract This handbook on the prevention of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is aimed at all workers with potential exposure, with a particular emphasis on exposure in a health-care environment. It is a practical guide to the implementation of the 1991 US Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (CIS 93-371). Contents: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its role in the setting of occupational safety and health standards; hepatitis B (biology of the HBV virus, disease outcomes, transmission, epidemiology, vaccination, post-exposure prophylaxis); HIV and AIDS (biology, the HIV antibody test, transmission, occupational case histories, workers with AIDS); the creation of the Standard; detailed explanation of the Standard (exposure control, methods of compliance, HIV and HBV research laboratories and production facilities, HBV vaccination and post-exposure follow-up, hazard communication, record keeping, effective dates); compliance and legal implications; future trends. In annex: full text of the Standard; various recommendations and guidelines for the prevention of bloodborne infections; management of occupational exposure to HIV, including post-exposure use of zidovudine.
Descriptors (primary) blood; USA; infectious diseases; legislation; immunodeficiency syndrome; health care personnel; biological hazards; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) manuals; directive; vaccination; limitation of exposure
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Biological hazards
Viral diseases (other than aids)