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Oct 01, 2016
Healthcare E Tool: Needlestick/Sharps Injuries

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/sharps/sharps.html

This e-tool provides information on prevention of needlestick injuries including the use of safer needle devices.

Source: OSHA

Jan 01, 2013
Blood Safety Infographic: Bloodborne Pathogens - Occupations at Risk

http://complianceandsafety.com/blog/bloodborne-pathogens-infographic-occupations-at-risk/

Infographics illustrating bloodborne pathogen risks provided by Compliance and Safety, LLC.

Source: Compliance and Safety

May 01, 2012
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)

http://www.cdc.gov/hai/

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are infections caused by a wide variety of common and unusual bacteria, fungi, and viruses during the course of receiving medical care.

Source: CDC

Apr 01, 2012
NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Bloodborne Infectious Diseases - HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/bbp/

Exposures to blood and other body fluids occur across a wide variety of occupations. Health care workers, emergency response and public safety personnel, and other workers can be exposed to blood through needlestick and other sharps injuries, mucous membrane, and skin exposures.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2009
WorkSafe BC: Controlling Exposure - Protecting Workers from Infectious Disease (PDF)

http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/bk129.pdf

This book, provided by WorkSafe BC, describes common infectious diseases and how they are spread and explains how to protect workers from exposure to infectious diseases.

Source: WorkSafe Online

Jun 01, 2005
National Center for Infectious Diseases Viral Hepatitis

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/

The Division of Viral Hepatitis is the Public Health Service component that provides the scientific and programmatic foundation for the prevention, control, and elimination of hepatitis virus infections in the United States, and assists the international public health community.

Source: NCIDOD

Dec 01, 2002
OR-OSHA Topic Page: Bloodborne Pathogens

http://osha.oregon.gov/Pages/topics/bloodborne-pathogens.aspx

Provides links to all OR-OSHA material related to bloodborne pathogens including training materials, letters of interpretations, program directives, publications, rules and videos.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Dec 01, 2002
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html

Workers in many occupations, including first responders, housekeeping personnel in some industries, nurses and other healthcare personnel, all may be at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Source: OSHA