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Document ID (ISN)62117
CIS number 94-720
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Title Comments on proposed rule on occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens
Bibliographic information Service Employees International Union, 1313 L Street N.W., Washington, DC 20005, USA, 1989. 42p.
Abstract While the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) strongly endorses certain features of OSHA's proposed regulation to reduce occupational exposures to bloodborne infectious diseases, several modifications are suggested in the areas of: coverage of service contractors; compliance hierarchy; exemptions to universal precautions in particular circumstances; proper disposal of needles; quality of personal protective equipment; hepatitis B vaccine; post-exposure follow-up; worker training. Detailed comments are made on each of the OSHA proposals along with SEIU recommendations.
Descriptors (primary) blood; USA; biological hazards; infection control; infectious diseases
Descriptors (secondary) infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; economic aspects; personal protective equipment; safety and health training; vaccination; medical supervision; comment on law; safe working methods
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases