|Document ID (ISN)||77738|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Booklet INDG342
Health and Safety Executive
||Blood-borne viruses in the workplace - Guidance for employers and employees
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2001. 8p. 11 ref.
||01-1836.pdf [in English]
||Blood-borne viruses (BBVs) include hepatitis B, hepatitis C and hepatitis D, which affect the liver, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This guidance note is aimed at all persons involved in work where exposure to blood or other body fluids may occur. Contents include: description of BBVs; types of work where exposure to BBVs may occur; legal responsibilities of employers and employees; actions to be taken after possible infection with a BBV; special considerations for first-aid attendants.
||responsibilities of employers; blood; health care personnel; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; United Kingdom
||infection control; personal protective equipment; responsibilities of employees; first-aid attendants; vaccination
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)