|Document ID (ISN)||106951|
|Convention or series no.
||A hantavirus exposure control program for employers and workers
||Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, 2nd ed., 2006. iii, 17p.
||http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/hantavirus.pdf [in English]
||Hantavirus infection is caused by a virus found in some field rodents in Canada and the United States. It is rarely transmitted to humans, but when it is, it can cause severe illness, even death. This booklet is intended for employers and workers who may come into contact with rodents or rodent droppings while at work, primarily in rural areas. Contents: definition of hantavirus, the diseases it causes, how it is transmitted and where it is most likely to be encountered; responsibilities of employers; exposure control plan; respiratory protection; good work practices.
||Canada; British Columbia; Hantavirus disease; agriculture; zoonoses; infectious diseases; virus diseases; rodents
||responsibilities of employers; symptoms; safety guides; hazard evaluation; safe working methods; respiratory diseases
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Canada; British Columbia|
|Broad subject area(s)
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases