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Guidelines for Protecting the Safety and Health of Health Care Workers.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; , Washington, DC: , 1988.. $24.00 (paperback).

Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(8):674. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-110-8-674_2
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A valuable and comprehensive collection of guidelines covering occupational hazards for health care workers, both in fectious and noninfectious. The guidelines are drawn from documents developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the National Fire Protection Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other institutions. The appendixes include a directory of sources for hospitalrelevant information and reprints of relevant documents. This manual should be a highly useful resource for hospital infection-control personnel, hospital administrators, and others with responsibilities for the safety and health of


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