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Document ID (ISN)60003
CIS number 93-371
ISSN - Serial title 0097-6326 - Federal Register
Year 1991
Convention or series no. 29 CFR Part 1910.1030
Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Title Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: Final Rule [USA]
Bibliographic information 6 Dec. 1991, Vol.56, No.235, p.64003-64182. Illus.
Abstract This standard (effective 6 Mar. 1992), aimed at eliminating or minimising occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (particularly Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)), concerns: definitions; exposure controls; methods of compliance (engineering and work practice controls, personal protective equipment, housekeeping); HIV and HBV research laboratories and production facilities; Hepatitis B vaccination and post-exposure evaluation and follow-up; communication of hazards to employees (labels and signs, information and training); recordkeeping. The introduction to the standard includes a very detailed discussion of: events leading to the standard; health effects of exposure to bloodborne pathogens (epidemiology and symptoms of Hepatitis B and AIDS; other bloodborne pathogens: syphilis, malaria, babesiosis, brucellosis, leptospirosis, arboviral infections, relapsing fever, Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, human T-lymphotropic virus type I, viral haemorrhagic fever); quantitative risk assessment (principally among health-care workers); significance of risk; regulatory impact/flexibility analysis; environmental impact.
Descriptors (primary) blood; USA; viruses; biological hazards; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) relapsing fever; brucellosis; syphilis; leptospirosis; malaria; hazard evaluation; research establishments; personal protective equipment; health services; vaccination; law; comment on law; information of personnel; housekeeping
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)