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Guidelines for protecting the safety and health of health care workers
  • Published Date:
    September 1988
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Guidelines for protecting the safety and health of health care workers
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Standards Development and Technology Transfer. ; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies ;
  • Description:
    1. Introduction -- 2. Developing hospital safety and health programs -- 3. Recommended guidelines for controlling safety hazards -- 4. Recommended guidelines for controlling infectious diseases -- 5. Recommended guidelines for controlling noninfectious health hazards in hospitals -- 6. Hazardous waste disposal -- 7. Directory of occupational safety and health information for hospitals -- -- Appendix 1. Distribution of Hospital Workers (SIC 806) by Occupation -- Appendix 2. NIOSH Guidelines for Evaluation of Hospital Occupational Health and Safety Programs -- Appendix 3. Occupational Hazards by Location in the Hospital -- Appendix 4. Chemicals Encountered in Selected Hospital Occupations -- Appendix 5. Joint Advisory Notice: Protection Against Occupational Exposure to Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) -- Appendix 6. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports -- Appendix 7. OSHA Work-Practice Guidelines for Personnel Dealing with Cytotoxic (Antineoplastic) Drugs -- Appendix 8. Reprints of Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infections

    "Guidelines compiled by NIOSH were presented for protecting the health and safety of health care workers. The guidelines were aimed at health care workers in hospitals and other health care facilities and were compiled from several sources, among them NIOSH, the Centers for Disease Control, OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Topics included occupational illness and injury among hospital workers, growth of occupational safety and health programs for hospital workers, health service programs and committees, addressing needs for developing hospital safety and health programs, evaluating and controlling hazards, occupational safety and health agencies and organizations, and recommended guidelines for controlling safety and health hazards in hospitals. The guidelines covered such topics as types of safety hazards and hazards specific to each hospital department, infectious disease hazards, noninfectious health hazards (chemicals, physical hazards, ionizing and nonionizing radiation, mutagens and teratogens, dermatological hazards, and stress), and hazardous waste disposal (infectious and noninfectious). A directory of occupational safety and health information for hospitals was provided. It is concluded that adherence to the guidelines should decrease the incidence of disease and injury among health care workers." - NIOSHTIC-2

    NPIN 10356: "This manual provides guidelines on protecting the health and safety of hospital workers. It presents an overview of hazards commonly found in hospitals and looks at methods for developing health and safety programs. The manual then examines noninfectious health hazards, the risk of infectious diseases, such as Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and possible safety hazards. It considers methods for disposing of hazardous wastes. Following an introductory section, it looks at the development of hospital safety and health programs, including the enlisting of administrative support and how to identify and evaluate hazards. The third section presents recommended guidelines that involve physical exertion; compressed gases; flammable and combustible liquids, vapors, and gases; electrical equipment; food service; housekeeping; laundry; maintenance engineering; office areas; print shops; patient care areas; pharmacy; laboratories; surgical services; and temporary personnel. The fourth and fifth sections recommend guidlines for controlling infectious disease haazards and for controlling noninfectious health hazards. It concludes with a section on hazardous waste disposal."

    NIOSHTIC No 00185949

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