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Healthcare E Tool: Needlestick/Sharps Injuries
This e-tool provides information on prevention of needlestick injuries including the use of safer needle devices.
Blood Safety Infographic: Bloodborne Pathogens - Occupations at Risk
Infographics illustrating bloodborne pathogen risks provided by Compliance and Safety, LLC.
Source: Compliance and Safety
NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Bloodborne Infectious Diseases - HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
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.
WorkSafe BC: Controlling Exposure - Protecting Workers from Infectious Disease (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
National Center for Infectious Diseases Viral 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.
OR-OSHA Topic Page: Bloodborne Pathogens
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
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention
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.