Methods of compliance in physician office laboratories (POLs) with the blood-borne pathogen regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are presented.
Central to compliance is establishment of an exposure control plan, which is a written document outlining procedures to eliminate or minimize employee exposure to blood-borne pathogens or other potentially infectious material.
The employer must determine which employees are at risk of exposure while performing their routine work duties.
Universal precautions should be used for all samples.
Engineering controls should be used to separate or remove hazards of potential exposure from the workplace.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pathogène, Infection, Complication, Sang, Exposition professionnelle, Transmission, Laboratoire, Médecine, Programme sanitaire, Personnel sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pathogen, Infection, Complication, Blood, Occupational exposure, Transmission, Laboratory, Medicine, Sanitary program, Health staff, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0193078
Code Inist : 002B30A04C. Création : 199406.