General Resources on Bloodborne Pathogens

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General Resources on Bloodborne Pathogens

OSHA Regulations: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)external icon
Provides information on OSHA standards, hazard recognition, post-exposure evaluation, more.

Information for Employers, Complying with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-111, 2009
This flyer summarizes the major provisions of the Bloodborne Pathogens standard and provides links to resources for employers.

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs): Tools for Protecting Healthcare Personnel
Resources intended to promote patient safety and increase the safety of the healthcare work environment through improved use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by healthcare personnel.

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th Edition
Guidance for laboratory workers and the public on the practice of biosafety—the discipline addressing the safe handling and containment of infectious microorganisms and hazardous biological materials.

Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
This guideline updates and expands the 1996 Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals.


Basic Information about HIV and AIDS
This CDC Web site presents information on HIV and the ways in which it can be transmitted.

Business Responds to AIDS (BRTA) is a free public-private partnership initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that supports small, medium and large-size businesses with tailored resources and tools of effective workplace programs and human resource (HR) policies to reduce stigma and prevent discrimination against employees living with HIV.

Occupational HIV Transmission and Prevention among Health Care Workers (August 2011)pdf icon

Rapid HIV Testing
This page includes descriptions of the rapid HIV tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

2011 Compendium of State HIV Testing Lawsexternal icon
The National HIV/AIDS Clinicians Consultation Center at San Francisco General Hospital has compiled this list, which describes key state HIV testing laws and policies.

Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus

Viral Hepatitis
Information from the CDC on hepatitis viruses, including hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus.

Hepatitis B and the Healthcare Workerpdf iconexternal icon
CDC answers frequently asked questions about how to protect healthcare workers.

Page last reviewed: October 5, 2016