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Bloodborne Pathogens: The hidden hazards in non-healthcare settings

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/7/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in OSHA, Workplace Injuries, Standards & Compliance, Compliance, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Worker Safety, Universal Precaution, Healthcare-associated infections, Health, Cleaning, Hepatitis A, Disease, Schools, HIV

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It’s easy enough to determine the potential exposure in a healthcare or laboratory setting. While it’s unlikely that exposure to blood occurs regularly in a non-healthcare setting, there is still a potential for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

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Can Floodwaters Put You At Risk For Infection?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/12/18 8:45 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Infection Control, Infection Prevention, Disease

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We all know how devastating hurricanes can be for a city. Flooding destroys homes and businesses, leaving people without jobs and places to live for days, even months, at a time. One of the most recent hurricanes, Hurricane Harvey, may cause more issues than structural damage to the people of Houston, Texas.

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Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Have Scary Potential

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/9/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Disease

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According to a new CDC report published in the Journal of Medical Entomology on September 21, 2017, more than 75 percent of the United States is at risk of an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases.

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