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OSHA QuickTakes: OSHA Seeks Information on Effectiveness of Bloodborne Pathogens Standards in Protecting Workers
May 20, 2010, 9:35 am
Filed under: Advocacy, News

OSHA is also requesting public comments during a review of its Bloodborne Pathogens standard intended to protect workers such as healthcare and emergency personnel who are regularly at risk of contracting diseases from exposures to bloodborne pathogens including hepatitis B and C and human immunodeficiency viruses. The review will determine the standard’s effectiveness in minimizing or eliminating these workers’ exposure to bloodborne infections and diseases and whether advancements in technology or other factors have eliminated the need for continuing the rule. Comments may be submitted online at

 For further information, including how to submit comments by mail or fax by the Aug. 12 deadline, see the Federal Register notice at


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