|Document ID (ISN)||108990|
|Convention or series no.
||Bloodborne facts - Protect yourself when handling sharps
||U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20210, USA, . 1p.
||http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_BloodborneFacts/bbfact02.pdf [in English]
||A needlestick or a cut from a contaminated scalpel can lead to infection from hepatitis B virus or human immunodeficiency virus which causes AIDS. Although few cases of AIDS have been documented from occupational exposure, approximately 8700 health care workers each year contract hepatitis B. About 200 will die as a result. Aimed at health care personnel, this information sheet explains how to avoid the risk of cut and stick injuries (disposing of sharps in puncture-resistant containers, handling of sharps containers).
||blood; USA; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; safe working methods; needle-stick injuries; health care personnel; risk factors; wounds
||disposal of harmful waste; data sheet; public OSH institutions
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Mechanical hazards, transport
||Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)