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Document ID (ISN)63293
CIS number 94-2115
ISBN(s) 0-644-33202-6
Year 1993
Convention or series no. NOHSC: 2010 (1993) NOHSC: 6001 (1993) NOHSC: 6003 (1990)
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (Worksafe Australia)
Title Human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B and the workplace
Bibliographic information Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, Nov. 1993. vii, 65p. 71 ref.
Abstract These two consensus statements provide advice on education and policies regarding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B in the workplace. The code of practice provides guidelines for health care workers and others at risk of the transmission of these diseases. Contents: definitions; employee consultation; mode of transmission of HIV and hepatitis B; control program for the prevention of transmission; risk identification and assessment; risk control (engineering controls, safe work practices, information and training, personal protective equipment); monitoring and evaluation; provision of first aid; management of employee exposures to blood or body fluids.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; infectious diseases; health care personnel; immunodeficiency syndrome; infection control; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) disinfection of equipment; contagion; implementation of control measures; hazard evaluation; information of personnel; safe working methods; immunization; replaced; directive; personal protective equipment
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)