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Document ID (ISN)73648
CIS number 99-1684
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Salazar G.J., DeJohn C.A., Hansrote R., Key O.R.
Title A bloodborne pathogen program in civilian aircraft accident investigation
Bibliographic information Feb. 1999, Vol.70, No.2, p.146-152. 11 ref.
Abstract Problems associated with the implementation of OSHA regulations concerning protection against exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBP) during investigation of aircraft accidents are discussed. The regulations present significant challenges in terms of implementing a programme which was primarily envisioned to affect personnel in traditional healthcare delivery facilities. Unanticipated issues include heat related conditions, performance of physically demanding work in cumbersome gear and biohazard trash disposal from remote sites. The Federal Aviation Administration, in close cooperation with other Federal agencies, developed a training and administrative programme to meet the requirements of the OSHA BBP rule as it relates to the unique environment of an aircraft accident site. The programme has been implemented and successfully tested under actual field conditions at several major aviation accidents that have occurred recently. Topics: accident investigation; air transport; biological hazards; disposal of harmful waste; infection control; infectious hepatitis; legislation; occupational accidents; personal protective equipment; USA.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; infection control; accident investigation; biological hazards; air transport
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; USA; legislation; personal protective equipment; infectious hepatitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Air transportation
Accident investigation
Biological hazards