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OSHA Guidelines for Compliance in Healthcare Facilities addresses the OSHA standard for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, with emphasis on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis viruses. Procedures OSHA requires for compliance with the standard - engineering controls, general work practices, personal protective clothing/equipment, staff education and training, use of warning signs, and vaccination to prevent hepatitis B - are thoroughly discussed. Other key OSHA requirements such as hazardous communication right to know, the control of hazardous energy, ergonomics, violence in the workplace, medical recordkeeping, and penalties for noncompliance with OSHA rules are also covered.
I. Introduction. II.Key Provisions to the Standard. III. What OSHA is all About. IV.OSHA Definitions: What it All Means. V. An Outline Analysis of the Standard. VI. The Risk of Transmission of HIV and hepatitis. VII. Exposure Control. VIII. Methods of Compliance. IX. Hepatitis. X. Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow Up. XI. Prevention of Transmission of Tuberculosis in Health Care Facilities. XII. Communication of Hazards to Employees. XIII. The Control of Hazardous Energy. XIV. Ergonomics. XV. Violence in the Workplace. XVI. Medical Recordkeeping. XVII. OSHA Penalties Policy