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OSHA Webpage and Fact Sheet on the Ebola Virus

 OSHA has issued a new web page on Ebola that provides information about the disease and how to protect workers.  It includes sections on the disease itself, hazard recognition, medical information, standards for protecting workers, control and prevention, and additional resources.  The page provides protection information for health care workers; airline and other travel industry personnel; mortuary and death care workers; laboratory workers; border, customs and quarantine workers; emergency responders; and workers in other critical sectors.  It also links to the CDC and NIOSH web pages on Ebola.
The web page also includes a new OSHA fact sheet on protecting workers (not in healthcare or laboratories) involved in cleaning and decontamination of surfaces that may be contaminated with Ebola virus.