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Avian Flu Healthcare Workers QuickCard™
(OSHA 3308 - 2017) (English: PDF)
(OSHA 3308 - 2017) (Spanish: PDF)

Bloodborne Pathogens - Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Incidents Fact Sheet
(2011) (English: HTML PDF)

Bloodborne Pathogens - Hepatitis B Vaccination Protection Fact Sheet
(2011) (English: HTML PDF)

Bloodborne Pathogens - OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Fact Sheet
(2011) (English: HTML PDF)

Bloodborne Pathogens - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Reduces Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Fact Sheet
(2011) (English: HTML PDF)

Bloodborne Pathogens - Protecting Yourself When Handling Contaminated Sharps Fact Sheet
(OSHA FS-3519 - 2011) (English: PDF)

Bloodborne Pathogens: Model Plans and Programs for the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communications Standards
(OSHA 3186 - 2003) (English: HTML PDF)

Catheters: Securing Medical Catheters Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Disposal of Contaminated Needles and Blood Tube Holders Used for Phlebotomy
(2003, October 15) (English: HTML PDF)

Ebola: Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces Fact Sheet
(OSHA FS 3773 - 2015) (Spanish: PDF)

Emergency Response: Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims
This document offers useful information to help hospitals create emergency plans based on worst-case scenarios. It focuses on suggestions for appropriate training and suitable personal protective equipment for healthcare employees who may be exposed to hazardous substances when they treat victims of mass casualties. The document includes appendices with practical examples of decontamination procedures and medical monitoring for first receivers who respond to a mass casualty incident.
(OSHA 3249 - 2005) (English: HTML PDF)

Emergency Response: Best Practices for Protecting EMS Responders during Treatment and Transport of Victims of Hazardous Substance Releases
(OSHA 3370 - 2009) (English: PDF Add to Cart)

Emergency Response: Hospitals and Community Emergency Response -- What You Need to Know
(OSHA 3152 - Printed: 2008) (English: PDF)

Eyewash: Health Effects from Contaminated Water in Eyewash Stations InfoSheet
(OSHA 3818 - 2015) (English: PDF)

Glutaraldehyde: Best Practices for the Safe Use of Glutaraldehyde in Health Care
(OSHA 3258 - 2006) (English: HTML PDF)

Hazard of Laser Surgery Smoke
(1988, April 11) (English: HTML)

Hospital Safety : Integrating Patient and Workplace Safety Programs. Lessons --CMS Fact Sheet
(OSHA 3730 - 2013) (English: PDF)

Hospital Safety : Worker Safety in Your Hospital. Know the Facts--CMS FactSheet
(OSHA 3689 - 2013) (English: PDF)

Hospital Safety: How Safe is Your Hospital for Workers? A Self-Assessment--CMS
(OSHA 3690 - 2013) (English: PDF)

Hospital Safety: How Safe is Your Hospital for Workers? Learn More--CMS FactSheet
(OSHA 3688 - 2013) (English: PDF)

Hospital Safety: Safe Patient Handling Programs, Effectiveness--CMS Fact Sheet
(OSHA 3729 - 2013) (English: PDF)

Medical & Dental Offices - A Guide to Compliance with OSHA Standards
(OSHA 3187 - 2003) (English: PDF)

Occupational Health Professional's Services and Qualifications: Questions and Answers
(OSHA 3160 - 1999) (English: HTML PDF)

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employers
(OSHA 3328 - 2007) (English: HTML PDF Add to Cart)

Potential for Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens From Cleaning Needles Used in Allergy Testing Procedures
(1995, September 21) (English: HTML)

Potential for Sensitization and Possible Allergic Reaction to Natural Rubber Latex Gloves and other Natural Rubber Products
(2008, January 28) (English: HTML PDF)

Respiratory Protection: NIOSH/OSHA/CDC Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit
(OSHA 3767 - 2015) (English: DOC EPUB MOBI PDF)

Safe Patient Handling-- Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes
(OSHA 3708 - 2014) (English: PDF)

SARS Fact Sheet
(English: PDF)

Screening and Surveillance: A Guide to OSHA Standards
(OSHA 3162 - 2014) (English: PDF)

Spirometry Testing in Occupational Health Programs: Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals
(OSHA 3637 - 2013) (English: PDF)

Workplace Violence: Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers
(OSHA 3148 - 2016) (English: EPUB MOBI PDF)

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