NIOSH advises on protection for first responders

OSHA Healthcare Connection, June 22, 2010

First responders are at a heightened risk of workplace exposures especially from bloodborne pathogens, and a new NIOSH document provides advice for both employers and employees.

As part of its workplace solutions program, NIOSH developed Preventing Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens Among Paramedics from the results of a national survey of 2,664 paramedics concerning controlling exposures to and preventing infections from hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV, which causes AIDS.

Click here for a summary and a link to the document.

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