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HCSP Fact Sheet: HCV & Tattoos

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This fact sheet provides information about the risks associated with tattooing and transmission of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), especially in prisons or on the streets. The sheet lists the proper procedures commercial tattoo parlors should use to clean equipment and take precautions not to transmit hepatitis.

Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Health Care Settings

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This report provides guidelines regarding the prevention of needlestick injuries in health care settings. Bloodborne pathogens that may be transmitted during needlestick injuries include HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. The report identifies activities associated with needlestick injuries and describes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines for the prevention of such injuries in the workplace.

TB Respiratory Protection Program in Health Care Facilities : Administrator's Guide

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This manual presents information about implementing, maintaining and evaluating respirator protection programs in health care facilities. The manual discusses how to conduct a TB risk assessment for health care facilities, select respirators, and write standard operating procedures. The manual explains why it is necessary to screen all respirator users for TB; how to train employees on respirator use; how to test, fit, and issue respirators to individual users; how to maintain respirators; and how to evaluate a workplace respirator program.
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