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Title: Methods of Compliance
Type: Text Slide
Since paragraph (d) of the standard is exceptionally important in reducing and eliminating occupational exposure to blood and OPIM, it is important to note all of the major methods of compliance (indicated on this slide).
Universal precautions is an approach to infection control where all human blood and certain human body fluids are treated as if they are known to be infected by HIV, HBV, HCV, and other bloodborne pathogens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local Departments of Health have numerous resources regarding proper infection control practices. Documents are available from the CDC at www.cdc.gov.
Engineering and work practice controls must be used to eliminate or minimize employee exposure. Where occupational exposure remains after the institution of these controls, personal protective equipment must also be used.
Housekeeping ensures that a worksite is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.