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    Final Rule
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    Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; Correction


OSHA is correcting errors in the regulatory text of the final rule for Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens which appeared in the Federal Register on December 6, 1991 (56 FR 64004). Effective date is July 1, 1992. For further information contact: Mr. James F. Foster, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Information and Public Affairs, room N- 3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, Telephone(202)523- 8151. OSHA has promulgated a standard to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other bloodborne pathogens (56 FR 64004). In the final rule OSHA determined that employees faced a significant health risk as the result of occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials because they may contain bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis B virus which causes Hepatitis B, a serious liver disease, and human immunodeficiency virus, which causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). During the proofreading process of the regulation, technical land typographical errors were discovered. This notice is being published to correct those errors for Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens published in the FEDERAL REGISTER on December 6, 1991 (56 FR 64004).