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NIOSH Testimony on Bloodborne Pathogens, August 14, 1989.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1989 Aug:33 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00192799
Abstract
This testimony concerned the exposure of workers to bloodborne pathogens in the course of their employment. Specific issues mentioned included the existence of bloodborne pathogens in addition to the ones discussed previously that present a risk to employees with occupational exposure to blood, identification of these pathogens, identification of studies or case reports on hepatitis-B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that should be included in the health effects analysis, the possibility that OSHA should consider HBV infection as a material impairment of health, and whether OSHA employed the correct methodology for determining the quantitative and qualitative risks of exposure. Further areas of concern to NIOSH included the defining of a correct and secure method for worker protection from bloodborne pathogens, the scope of the proposed OSHA standard, the identification of occupations in which exposure would be likely to occur, the circumstances under which exposure could occur, the possibility of transmission through human breast milk, the clear understanding of the terms contamination and decontamination, and the requirements noted in the proposed standard for controlling exposures.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Health-care-personnel; Infectious-diseases; Disease-transmission; Disease-vectors; Accident-prevention; AIDS-virus; Viral-diseases;
Publication Date
19890814
Document Type
Testimony;
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-161969
NTIS Price
A04
Priority Area
Disease and Injury; Infectious Diseases; AIDS-virus;
Source Name
NIOSH, 33 pages, 22 references
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