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Use personal protective equipment (correctional staff).
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. 2013-123, 2013 Jan; :1
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) spreads fast, but you can stop it. Wear gloves: During pat downs; When handling wet or soiled laundry; If you might come into contact with skin or body fluids; After removing gloves, wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Other personal protective equipment: If sprays or splashes of body fluids are likely, use masks, face/eye protection, and gowns.
Skin-diseases; Skin-disorders; Skin-infections; Infection-control; Infectious-diseases; Microorganisms; Bacteria; Bacterial-disease; Bacterial-infections; Prison-workers; Law-enforcement-workers; Correctional-facilities; Administration; Work-environment; Worker-health; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Hand-protection; Sanitation; Ear-protection; Face-masks; Face-shields; Gloves; Clothing; Surveillance-programs
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-123; B20130206
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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