ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)77438
CIS number 01-1309
ISSN - Serial title 0097-6326 - Federal Register
Year 2001
Convention or series no. 29 CFR Part 1910
Author(s)
Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Title Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; Needlestick and Other Sharps Injuries: Final Rule [USA]
Bibliographic information 18 Jan. 2001, Vol.66, No.12, p.5318-5325.
Internet access http://www.osha.gov/FedReg_osha_data/FED20010118A.html [in English]
http://www.osha.gov/FedReg_osha_pdf/FED20010118A.pdf [in English]
Abstract This is a revision of the Bloodborne Pathogens standard (for 1991 original, see CIS 93-371) in conformity with the requirements of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. New examples have been included in the definition of engineering controls, along with two new definitions (needleless systems and sharps with engineered sharps injury protections). In addition, employers who are required to establish an Exposure Control Plan must document how the Plan is implemented. Certain employers are also required to establish and maintain a log of percutaneous injuries from contaminated sharps.
Descriptors (primary) blood; USA; viruses; biological hazards; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; hospitals; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) standard; law
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
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Biological hazards
Viral diseases (other than aids)