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).