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Document ID (ISN)105835
CIS number 06-1286
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Title HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis B and C - Preventing exposure at work
Bibliographic information WorkSafe, Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia, Canada, 2001. iv, 34p. Illus.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This booklet is aimed at employers and workers who are not expected to come into contact with blood and body fluids at their workplace but who could nonetheless have contact with these fluids in rare, isolated incidents that cannot be foreseen. This booklet describes the health effects caused by HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C viruses, together with their mode of infection, and explains how to prevent or reduce exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Includes examples of safe work practices.
Descriptors (primary) infectious hepatitis; hepatitis; biological hazards; infection control; immunodeficiency syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) safety guides; safe working methods
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)