occupational exposure

oc·cu·pa·tion·al ex·po·sure

(okyū-pāshŭn-ăl eks-pōzhŭr)
Reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood, bodily fluids, or other potentially infectious material that may result from the performance of one's professional duties.
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the service provider will undertake atmospheric monitoring/ occupational exposure assessments for anaesthetic gases and other chemical agents that have occupational exposure limits.
LAHORE -- Over 10 million people in the country are suffering from different respiratory diseases, and the count is increasing to air pollution, smoking, occupational exposure and shortage of required medicines.
Occupational exposure was defined as any malfunction of PPE or any noncompliance of biosafety protocols in the high-risk zone.
The first case of documented seroconversion after a specific occupational exposure to HIV was reported in 1984 and an approximate number of 1000 cases occur each year due to accidental exposure.
DENVER -- Of all the procedures and behaviors that place physicians at risk for occupational exposure, needlestick injuries rank at the top.
LAHORE -- Over 10 million Pakistanis have been suffering from different respiratory diseases which are increasing due to air pollution, cigarette, occupational exposure and a shortage of medicines.
It provides opportunities for on-site investigations by the NIOSH team to assess potential occupational exposure to nanomaterials and to evaluate methods to minimize exposure.
I advise employers, who want to ensure that their workplaces are safe, to utilize the occupational exposure limits on these annotated tables, since simply complying with OSHA's antiquated PELs will not guarantee that workers will be safe.
OSHA recently announced a new inspection program to protect workers from the serious health effects from occupational exposure to isocyanates.
Current Intelligence Bulletin 65: Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers" is online at www.
14) In case of HIV (17-20) exposure, the 2005 CDC guidelines for the management of occupational exposure to HIV recommend antiretroviral therapy with two nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) for lower risk exposures (solid needle, superficial wound, low source HIV viral load) and the addition of one or more drugs for higher risk exposures (hollow-bore needle with presence of visible blood on the device, or needle in contact with an artery or vein of the source patient), ideally initiating PEP within one to two hours from exposure, since any delay in efficacy appears to reduce the efficacy of the intervention.
Occupational exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a healthcare setting presents a low but potential risk of infection [1].

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