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Document ID (ISN)101130
CIS number 03-441
Year 2003
Convention or series no. NOHSC: 2010 (2003)
Title National Code of Practice for the control of work-related exposure to hepatitis and HIV (blood-borne) viruses
Bibliographic information AusInfo Government Info Shops,, Australia, 2nd ed., Dec. 2003. xiii, 53p. 19 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Contents of this Code of Practice (1st edition, NOHSC:2010 (1993), see CIS 94-2115): introduction (hepatitis viruses and HIV); hazard identification; risk assessment; risk control (sharps, safe working procedures, standard precautions, risk control strategies for certain occupations, education and training, exposure incidents, vaccination, monitoring and evaluation). In the appendices: discrimination and privacy; principles of the storage, transport and disposal of clinical waste; what to do in the event of exposure of if you find a syringe; principles of standard precautions; workers with hepatitis B, C and HIV; glossary; sources of information.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious hepatitis; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; hazard evaluation; hospitals; safety guides; vaccination; discriminatory practices; glossary; hazard identification
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)