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Document ID (ISN)107452
CIS number 07-1480
Year 2006
Convention or series no. OSHA 3323-10N 2006 (en) OSHA 3324-10N 2006 (es)
Title OSHA guidance update on protecting employees from avian flu (avian influenza) viruses
Original title Orientación actualizada de OSHA acerca de cómo proteger a los empleados contra los virus de la gripe aviar (influenza aviar) [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, USA, 2006. 71p. 55 ref.
Internet access [in Spanish] [in English]
Abstract This health protection guide is aimed at employers whose employees may be exposed to avian influenza (AI) viruses. It contains guidance for poultry employees, animal handlers other than poultry employees, laboratory employees, healthcare workers who treat patients with known or suspected AI, food handlers, airport personnel exposed to passengers suspected of being AI-infected, travelers on temporary work assignment abroad, United States employees stationed abroad and other employee groups that may be at risk. It discusses modes of infection, infection control measures, use of personal protective equipment, vaccination, antiviral drugs and medical supervision of exposed personnel. Appendices provide technical information about AI viruses and, in particular, about H5N1, an AI virus currently circulating in Asia, Europe and Africa that rarely causes disease in humans but when it does, the case fatality rate is high.
Descriptors (primary) USA; avian influenza; risk factors; virus diseases; infection control; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; safety guides; contagion; infectious diseases; group catering; airports; limitation of exposure; air transport; hospitals; health care personnel; hotel industry; biological hazards; handling of animals; poultry farming; vaccination; medical treatment; birds
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)