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Document ID (ISN)77738
CIS number 01-1836
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG342
Health and Safety Executive
Title Blood-borne viruses in the workplace - Guidance for employers and employees
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2001. 8p. 11 ref.
Abstract Blood-borne viruses (BBVs) include hepatitis B, hepatitis C and hepatitis D, which affect the liver, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This guidance note is aimed at all persons involved in work where exposure to blood or other body fluids may occur. Contents include: description of BBVs; types of work where exposure to BBVs may occur; legal responsibilities of employers and employees; actions to be taken after possible infection with a BBV; special considerations for first-aid attendants.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; blood; health care personnel; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) infection control; personal protective equipment; responsibilities of employees; first-aid attendants; vaccination
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)