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NIOSH Safety and Topic: Tuberculosis
Transmission of tuberculosis (TB) is a risk in healthcare and other congregate settings where many people share the same space for extended periods of time. Prisons, jails, homeless and social assistance shelters, and emergency shelters are examples of congregate spaces where the spread of TB often occurs.
Oregon OSHA Program Directive: Tuberculosis: Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis (PDF)
This directive will be followed when potential exposures to tuberculosis (TB) are found in the workplace.
Source: Oregon OSHA
Management of Tuberculosis - Federal Bureau of Prisons - Clinical Practice Guidelines 12/04 (PDF)
The Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Tuberculosis (TB) provide recommendations for the treatment of federal inmates with TB infection and disease and for the management of contacts to infectious TB cases.
Tuberculosis Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet on Tuberculosis provided by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME).
Oregon Tuberculosis Control Guidelines
Tuberculosis is a problem in correctional facilities in the United States, and effective TB prevention and control in such facilities is necessary to reduce TB rates and, eventually, to eliminate TB in the United States (CDC, 1996).
Guidelines for the control of tuberculosis in prisons
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have joined forces to produce these guidelines. The goal is to improve the control of tuberculosis in prisons and other institutions where people are incarcerated.