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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Jan 21, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: MRSA and the Workplace

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

Workers who are in frequent contact with MRSA and staph-infected people and animals are at risk of infection. These included those in hospitals and healthcare facilities, correctional facilities, daycare facilities, livestock settings, and veterinary clinics.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 21, 2017
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

https://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=50

Staphylococcus aureus, or more simply "staph," are bacteria that often live in the nose or on the skin of healthy people. When these bacteria penetrate the skin or invade other parts of the body, a staph infection may result.

Source: Oregon Public Health

Jan 21, 2017
Healthcare-associated Infections

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_ca.html

This website provides access to information on the identification, control and prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

Source: CDC

Oct 01, 2012
Living Near Livestock Raises MRSA Risk

http://ohsonline.com/articles/2012/10/12/living-near-livestock-raises-mrsa-risk.aspx

A new study, reported in OH&S Online, by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Dutch colleagues found that regional density of livestock is an important risk factor for people without direct contact with the animals.

Source: OH&S

Aug 01, 2011
Hand Sanitizers Carry Unproven Claims to Prevent MRSA Infections

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm251816.htm

This consumer update, provided by the US Food and Drug Administration, addresses unproven claims regarding hand sanitizers and MRSA.

Source: FDA

Aug 01, 2010
Environmental Cleaning & Disinfecting for MRSA

http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/enviroment/

This information, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addresses the differences between cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectant, and provides recommendations specific to MRSA.

Source: CDC

Sep 01, 2008
National MRSA Education Initiative: MRSA photos

http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/photos/index.html

This information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addresses consumer education on MRSA skin infections, photos, information for health care professionals and treatment.

Source: CDC