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Occupational Health -
Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

A Guide to the Work-Relatedness of Disease
(A NIOSH publication)
Biosafety and Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
From the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management
Bloodborne Pathogens
Worker Protection information by the CDC.
Bloodborne Pathogen Training Manual
From University of Wisconsin-Madison
CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
This CDC page contains specific information and resources regarding bloodborne pathogens in occupational environments.
NOTE THIS IMPORTANT CHANGE: THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE APPEARS FOR THIS LINK: COLA Fast Facts have moved to our new COLA Member Site
Click here for information on gaining access to the member site.- "COLA is a non-profit, physician-directed, national accrediting organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement, and accreditation."
Emergency resuscitation and protection from Bloodborne Pathogens
By Gerald M. Dworkin, ConsultantAquatics Safety & Water Rescue Lifesaving Resources, Inc. Information and evaluation of personal resuscitation masks and personal resuscitation shields.
Fact Sheet on OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
 
FAQs on BBPs from the California Department of Health Services.
 
First-Line Drugs for HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP); Appendix
A fairly large appendix of post-exposure HIV drugs. Great reference tool.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safety Alert: Needlestick and Other Risks from Hypodermic Needles on Secondary IV Administration Sets - Piggyback and Intermittent IV
This alert issued by the FDA focuses upon Glass Capillary Tubes and the potential risk of injury and/or infection from bloodborne pathogens.
Guideline for infection control in health care personnel, 1998
CDC guidelines and recommendations on HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C:
HepNet--Publications, Papers and Web Sites
Series of web pages providing resources for Hepatitis A,B,C,D & G. The page for each type of Hepatitis contains links to a variety of information and news. "This information is updated periodically. For easier navigation, this page has been subdivided into Publications, Papers, etc., and News Reports. All papers are copyright and permission for reproduction must be granted."
Immunization of Health-Care Workers: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
"This report summarizes recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) concerning the use of certain immunizing agents in health-care workers (HCWs) in the United States."
Information from Health Canada on preventing transmission of BBP
 
International Health Care Worker Safety Center, University of Virginia
"The International Health Care Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia Health System is dedicated to the prevention of occupational transmission of bloodborne pathogens, and provides an array of resources, including federal standards, forms, reports and check lists."
National Immunization Program: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A comprehensive site that includes an overview of vaccine safety, pertinent legislation, conferences, grants, other links.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Sharps Disposal Containers
Features information on selecting, evaluating, and using sharps disposal containers.
Occupational Diseases: A Guide to Their Recognition
(a NIOSH publication)
Occupational Disease
Definition from Encyclopedia.com
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Glass Capillary Tubes: Joint Safety Advisory About Potential Risks
Describes safer alternatives to conventional glass capillary tubes.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Needlestick Injuries
Features recent news, recognition, evaluation, controls, compliance, and links to information on effective engineering controls.
OSHA:BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN
"These materials were produced by the Division of Safety, Florida Department of Labor and Employment Services, as part of a special OSHA program to reduce work-related deaths in construction in California, Florida, and Texas."
OSHA:CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports: Exposures to HIV
Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health-Care Worker Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis, May 15, 1998.
OSHA's Office of Occupational Medicine
 
Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease.
Publication date 10/16/1998 regarding CDC guidelines and recommendations on HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C:
Safety Sharp Device Contracts
Features safety sharp devices on contract with the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Stanford Bloodborne Pathogens Review Course
1999 Update to the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies (TDICT) Project
Features "Safety Feature Evaluation Forms" for specific devices.
University of Delaware, Occupational Health and Safety Training
Awide variety of Occupational Health and Safety videos, including bloodborne pathogens available by the University of Delaware, for use with realplayer.
 


 

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