Implications of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's bloodborne pathogen standard for the occupational health professional.

@article{Udasin1994ImplicationsOT,
  title={Implications of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's bloodborne pathogen standard for the occupational health professional.},
  author={Iris G. Udasin and Michael G Gochfeld},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  year={1994},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={548-55}
}
On December 6, 1991. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued its final regulation concerning occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030). OSHA has determined that workers in a variety of settings face a significant health risk as the result of occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids. The pathogens that are of the most concern include human immunodeficiency type 1 (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV). OSHA concludes that the hazard can be… CONTINUE READING