Biological Hazards

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Apr 19, 2017
Occupational Health Safety Network

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ohsn/

The Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) is a free, innovative, web-based injury and exposure monitoring system created for healthcare facilities. This secure system enables participating facilities to analyze worker injury and exposure data that they already collect.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 26, 2017
OSHA HealthCare Wide Hazards Module – Tuberculosis

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/tb/tb.html

This OSHA eTools is a "stand-alone", interactive, addressing tuberculosis hazards in hospitals.

Source: OSHA

Jan 26, 2017
WorkSafe BC: Controlling Exposure - Protecting Workers from Infectious Disease

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 BC

Jan 16, 2017
Pulmonary tuberculosis

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000077.htm

Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection that involves the lungs. It may spread to other organs

Source: MEDLINE

Jan 16, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Topic: Tuberculosis

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

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.

Source: NIOSH

Sep 01, 2016
A Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers: Increasing Influenza Vaccination among Healthcare Personnel in Long-term Care Settings

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/toolkit/long-term-care/

This toolkit includes resources to help long-term care facility, agency, or corporation owners and administrators provide influenza vaccinations for their workforce.

Source: CDC

Sep 01, 2015
Oregon OSHA Program Directive: Tuberculosis: Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHARules/pd/pd-215.pdf

This directive will be followed when potential exposures to tuberculosis (TB) are found in the workplace.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jun 01, 2015
Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-117/

This toolkit was developed to assist hospitals in developing and implementing effective respiratory protection programs, with an emphasis on preventing the transmission of aerosol transmissible diseases (ATDs) to healthcare personnel.

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2013
CDC Guidance for Evaluating Health-Care Personnel for Hepatitis B Virus Protection and for Administering Postexposure Management

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6210a1.htm

This report contains CDC guidance that augments the 2011 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for evaluating hepatitis B protection among health-care personnel (HCP) and administering post-exposure prophylaxis.

Source: CDC

Dec 01, 2010
OSHA Hospital eTool: MRSA

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/mro/mrsa/mrsa.html

This electronic aid provides information (see Disclaimer) to help stop the spread of MRSA among employees and others working in healthcare and other industries.

Source: OSHA