|Document ID (ISN)||66224|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
|Convention or series no.
||Cohen J., Kenny L.
||Tuberculosis in the workplace: A labor perspective
||Oct.-Dec. 1994, Vol.9, No.4, p.659-670. 9 ref.
||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.
||USA; tuberculosis; infectious diseases; role of workers' organizations; permissible levels; health services; pulmonary tuberculosis
||case study; comment on directive; history; nursing personnel
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services
Occupational exposure limits
Bacterial and parasitic diseases