I participated in a conference call with OSHA 2 weeks ago. I will work with them as a member of the Consumers Union to discuss and come up with recommendations for HCWs exposure to boihazards, including Hospital acquired infections.
My focus has been MRSA, but HCWs are exposed on a regular basis to a number of infections. Delayed diagnosis of these infections can create a problem with exposure while inadequately protected to these illnesses. I will offer my opinion by answering the Request for Information that OSHA is seeking. Repeated exposures to these sometimes deadly and horrible infecitons should not be accepted as part of your daily routine. It could jeopardize your life or that of your family members if you carry it home.
This RFI ends on August 4, 2010. Please submit your own opinions, for your own protection. http://www.dol.gov/federalregister/PdfDisplay.aspx?DocId=23847
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