On the job exposure to infectious diseases
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OSHA is considering standards that would apply to control and limit occupational exposure to infectious diseases in a patient care setting and in other occupations, such as housekeeping, food service, and custodial in a hospital or long term care facility where workers may be exposed to infectious agents - similar to those in place for the construction industry for example, governing fall protection to reduce the risk of falls at work.
This is the first step in OSHA considering whether to formulate standards for exposure to infectious agents in this setting. The Agency will hold meetings in Washington, D.C. later this month on this issue.
For more information, go to http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=FEDERAL_REGISTER&p_id=22115.