Safety

Weekly Poll: Exposure risks as healthcare worker or patient

OSHA Healthcare Connection, March 29, 2011

You know that as a healthcare worker, your risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis B, C, and HIV, is higher than other occupations. But recent reports of exposures to patients by accidentally or intentionally compromised infection control practices may have given you concern about your own health risks as a patient. Are you more concerned about acquiring a bloodborne infection as a healthcare worker or as a patient receiving care? Take the OSHA Healthcare Advisor Weekly Poll and let us know.
 

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