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World Hepatitis Day: Take note of occupational prevention resources

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 2, 2011

Last week’s World Hepatitis Day, July 28, served as reminder that occupational exposure to hepatitis is a concern among healthcare workers. Hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) infections from needlesticks and other sharps injuries are actually more of a risk to healthcare workers than HIV, according to NIOSH.

For a quick review of those risks, along links to hepatitis prevention-related resources for healthcare facilities, click here.
 

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