It is the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to ensure that their employees are able to perform their duties in a safe and effective manner. The safe performance of daily operations can be threatened by life-endangering communicable diseases. Therefore, agencies should provide employees with up-to-date training and information that will help minimize potential exposure while increasing employee understanding of the nature, risks, and routes of transmission of the diseases.
These documents provide guidelines for limiting or preventing exposure to bloodborne pathogenic diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis B and C, tetanus, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as syphilis and gonorrhea.
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