Proceedings of the Workshop on Engineering Controls for Preventing Airborne Infections in Workers in Health Care and Related Facilities
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 94-106
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) convened a workshop on July 14-16, 1993, in Cincinnati Ohio, to develop a national research strategy on engineering controls for preventing airborne infections in workers in health care and related facilities. The purpose of the workshop was to:
- Review the nature and extent of airborne transmission of infections in workers in health care and related facilities.
- Review current data and new findings regarding the engineering control of airborne infections that may have relevance to occupational exposures in health care and other institutions.
- Identify knowledge gaps that might be filled by directed research.
- Recommend a national research agenda that, if implemented, would close the gaps and permit reliable recommendations for protecting workers.