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CDC and OSHA Release Workers Guidance for Protection Against Exposure to Zika

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2016 7:25 PM

Recently, the CDC and OSHA released the interim guidance for protecting workers against exposure to the Zika Virus. The following guidelines were included for these workers:
• Outdoor workers
• Health care and laboratory workers
• Mosquito control workers

Guidance for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika Virus:
• Follow workplace standard operating procedures
• Do NOT bend, recap, or remove contaminated needles or sharps
• Properly dispose of contaminated items
• Use sharps with engineered SESIP to avoid sharps-related injuries
• Report all needlesticks and exposed items to supervisors

“Employers should train workers about their risks of exposure to Zika virus through mosquito bites and direct contact with infectious blood and other body fluids and how to protect themselves,” the guidance states. “Employers should also provide information about Zika virus infection, including modes of transmission and possible links to birth defects, to workers who are pregnant or may become pregnant or whose sexual partners are or may become pregnant.”

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