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Information for employers. Complying with OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-111, 2009 Mar; :1-8
The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard applies to employees who have occupational exposure (reasonably anticipated job-related contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials). The three most common bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Bloodborne-pathogens; Health-care-personnel; Health-care-facilities; Infection-control; Infectious-diseases; Viral-diseases; Viral-infections; Standards; Nurses; Nursing; Surveillance-programs
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-111
Healthcare and Social Assistance; Services: Public Safety
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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