Tb fit testing
ggchurc at microbio.emory.edu
Tue Nov 21 13:37:20 EST 1995
> Bill Keil (billkeil at aol.com) wrote:
> : Personnel that work with mycobacteria in our clinical micro lab are fit
> : tested once a year. We were wondering how often are other labs fit
> : testing their employees that work with mycobacteria?? Any help updating
> : our procedure would be appreciated!! Thanx.
> : Bill Keil M.T. (ASCP)
> : e-mail: Bill Keil at aol.com
Dennis Gaunt dgaunt at uh1.uiowa.edu replied
> Since, to my knowledge, there is no formal mandate about wearing
> a special respirator for mycobacteria it would be a guess as to how
> often fit-testing should be done. It's probably up to individual
> lab directors unless or until OSHA rules on something.
You should look at the guidelines available from the Centers for Disease
Control published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (1994) 43 No.
rr-13. This concontains the current CDC guidelines for preventing transmission
of M. tuberculosis.
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