Bloodborne pathogens and long-term care workers.
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


  • Hepatitis B -- United States -- Prevention.,
  • AIDS (Disease) -- United States -- Prevention.,
  • Industrial safety -- United States.,
  • Long-term care of the sick -- United States.

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Other titlesBloodborne pathogens and long term care workers.
ContributionsUnited States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17680873M

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Employees who have routine exposure to blood borne pathogens (such as; nurses, first aid responders, social workers, custodians, those who perform medical procedures and laundry personnel) shall be offered the Hepatitis B vaccine series at no cost to themselves unless: They have previously received the vaccine series. personnel in health care institutions, laundry workers, employees in long-term care facilities, and home-care workers. Other workers who may be occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious mate-rials, depending on their work assignments, include research laboratory workers, first-aid responders, and. Bloodborne pathogens cannot be spread by casual contact (shaking hands or hugging), water or food, although other pathogens that are not bloodborne can. Droplet transmission occurs when a person coughs or sneezes and pathogens are inhaled by another person, or are deposited on items or surfaces touched by another person. Workers who may be directly exposed to blood and other certain body fluids should be aware of methods employed to lessen the danger of exposure. Employers in the health care industry, and in all other industries as well, should be aware of the standard’s requirements. This industry guide follows the organization of the Bloodborne Pathogens.

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