Series 12000 Standard seeks to protect construction, maintenance personnel who work around potentially deadly diseases iStock/Thinkstock

Series 12000 Standard seeks to protect construction, maintenance personnel who work around potentially deadly diseases

Even with today's medical advances, infectious diseases are a continuing danger in society According to a CDC study, approximately 1 in 25 hospitalized patients has at least one health care-associated infection Series 12000 addresses the need for all construction and maintenance personnel to become proficient in identifying and managing potential situations where there may be exposure to pathogens and infectious diseases

Although great strides have been made through OSHA training and certification, workers are not exposed to current CDC guidelines for preventing exposure to pathogens and infectious diseases. Extra thought and care should be taken when working around individuals with weakened immune systems. One must consider the effects of moving a ceiling tile, cutting into a wall, disconnecting a pipe or even carrying your tools to the job site.

A program needs to be developed that will pro

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