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Document ID (ISN)108712
CIS number 08-1221
Year 2008
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2008-118
Title Encourage your workers to report bloodborne pathogen exposures
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, July 2008. 2p. Illus. 2 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Aimed at employers, this leaflet outlines the importance of encouraging first responders (emergency medical services, fire fighters, and law enforcement) to report exposures to bloodborne pathogens. Topics addressed: why employees may be reluctant to report exposures; why employees should report all exposures; how employers can encourage reporting (developing a policy, informing and training personnel). See also CIS 08-1012 and 08-1222.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; blood; USA; contagion; police forces; emergency services; health care personnel; biological hazards; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; notification of occupational accidents; infectious hepatitis; human behaviour; disobeying safety instructions; needle-stick injuries; safety and health training; information of personnel; safety guides; immunodeficiency syndrome
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Biological hazards