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OSHA Quicktakes: OSHA Holds Stakeholder Meetings to Discuss Occupational Exposure To Infectious Diseases
August 4, 2011, 10:08 am
Filed under: News

OSHA held two informal stakeholder meetings July 29 in Washington, D.C., to solicit comments on a possible infectious disease standard to prevent exposure to infectious diseases in the workplace. OSHA heard from more than 60 participants representing hospitals, unions, public health organizations, government agencies, trade organizations and industry. At the meeting, OSHA discussed broad principles for a possible infectious disease standard that the agency is considering as one option to protect workers from infectious agents in the workplace. There was also discussion of the need for any OSHA response to be science-based and allow for flexibility in controlling occupational exposure to infectious diseases in a wide variety of work settings. Minutes from the meetings will be available in approximately two weeks at regulations.gov.

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