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Document ID (ISN)66224
CIS number 96-158
ISSN - Serial title 0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cohen J., Kenny L.
Title Tuberculosis in the workplace: A labor perspective
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 1994, Vol.9, No.4, p.659-670. 9 ref.
Abstract It was not until several health care unions petitioned the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for a bloodborne pathogen standard in 1986 that OSHA began to play a major role in regulating the health care industry. The authors examine the Service Employees International Union's current effort to urge OSHA to develop a standard to protect workers from occupational exposure to TB. They also cover ramifications of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised guidelines for preventing the transmission of TB in health care settings.
Descriptors (primary) USA; tuberculosis; infectious diseases; role of workers' organizations; permissible levels; health services; pulmonary tuberculosis
Descriptors (secondary) case study; comment on directive; history; nursing personnel
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services
Occupational exposure limits
Bacterial and parasitic diseases