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How to prevent exposure in unsafe conditions
  • Published Date:
    February 2012
Filetype[PDF - 1.08 MB]

  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2012-121
    NIOSH fast facts : home healthcare workers
  • Description:
    "Home healthcare workers may encounter unsanitary homes, temperature extremes, homes without water that is safe to drink, or hostile pets. EMPLOYERS SHOULD Establish criteria for acceptable home environments, including hygiene, temperature, access to water, and pets. Train employees on the concept of acceptable home environments and what they should do if a home they visit is unsanitary. EMPLOYEES SHOULD Follow their employers' guidelines for reporting of unacceptable home environments. UNSANITARY CONDITIONS Hygiene may be an issue of concern for home healthcare workers in some client locations. Unsanitary homes may harbor pests such as rodents, lice, bedbugs, or mites. These unsanitary conditions can cause contamination of medical supplies and equipment, as well as spread disease and infection." - NIOSHTIC-2

    "This is one in a series of six fast fact cards developed to provide practical advice for home healthcare workers and is based on NIOSH Hazard Review: Occupational Hazards in Home Healthcare, NIOSH Pub No. 2010-125."

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