Proceedings of the Workshop on Engineering Controls for Preventing Airborne Infections in Workers in Health Care and Related Facilities

July 1993
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 94-106
cover of 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.

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