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Document ID (ISN)108989
CIS number 08-1469
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Title OSHA Fact Sheet - Bloodborne pathogens
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20210, USA, 2002. 2p. 4 ref.
Internet access http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_BloodborneFacts/bbfact01.pdf [in English]
Abstract Bloodborne pathogens are infectious materials in blood that can cause disease in humans, including hepatitis B and C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Workers exposed to these pathogens risk serious illness or death. This information sheet explains the protection against bloodborne pathogens provided by the OSHA standard specifying the legal obligations of employers to prevent exposure among workers at risk. These obligations include hazard evaluation, exposure evaluation, implementing engineering controls, providing personal protective equipment, information and training of personnel, medical supervision and maintaining records.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; blood; USA; risk factors; immunodeficiency syndrome; limitation of exposure; health care personnel; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; legal aspects; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; information of personnel; medical supervision; comment on standard; data sheet; safety and health training; health service records
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) Liver diseases
HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)