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. The pathogens of primary concern are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Workers and employers are urged to take advantage of available engineering controls and work practices to prevent exposure to blood and other body fluids.
Preventing Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens among Paramedics
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-139 (April 2010)
Use of Blunt-Tip Suture Needles to Decrease Percutaneous Injuries to Surgical Personnel
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2008-101 (October 2007)
Information for Employers, Complying with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-111 (March 2009)
NIOSHTIC-2 search results on Bloodborne Infectious Disease
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- Page last reviewed: January 31, 2012
- Page last updated: January 31, 2012
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Respiratory Health Division (RHD)