Arizona Hantavirus Hazards from Rodent Nests in Vehicles Poster
The Hantavirus Hazards from Rodent Nests in Vehicles Poster is a labor law posters poster by the Arizona Industrial Commission. This is an optional poster, so while it is recommended that you post this if it is relevant to your employees, you are not required to by the Industrial Commission.
This poster may be posted in a place where vehicles are worked on but are optional. It talks about the hazard of rodent nests that have been built underneath vehicles that have been infrequently used for long periods. The poster also talks about how to protect one's self from diseases from these rodent nests, what to use to help dispose of these nests and symptoms of exposure to these diseases.
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HAZARD NOTICE ARIZONA DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH DATE: October 10, 2000 RE: Potential exposure to hantavirus and other rodent-borne diseases when removing rodent infestations from vehicles. The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) is issuing this Hazard Notice to warn employers and employees who service motor vehicles of the potential exposure to rodent-borne diseases when their nests are encountered. In certain parts of the country, it is not uncommon to encounter a rodent nest underneath vehicles that have been idle or infrequently used for long periods of time. Idle vehicles provide opportunities for rodents to build their nests. When the vehicles are returned to service, they are often taken to service centers for inspections and/or repairs. It is during this servicing that technicians can be exposed to potential viruses, such as hantavirus, if contact is made with the nest or associated debris. If it is necessary to remove or otherwise contact these nests, ADOSH recommends that employees be furnished and required to wear the following personal protective equipment (PPE): • A NIOSH approved, N100 negative pressure respirator with HEPA filters; • Safety glasses • Gloves (latex or similarly protective) • Tyvek© full-body suit All waste material should be carefully placed into a plastic bag and then sealed prior to placement in a dumpster. Hantavirus and other rodent-borne diseases can be serious. Possible symptoms of exposure include fatigue, fever and muscle aches. There may also be accompanying symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and abdominal problems. Late symptoms include coughing and shortness of breath. Severe cases may result in death. The ADOSH consultation section is available to assist employers and employees with occupational safety and health issues, including those mentioned in this Hazard Notice. For additional information, contact the consultation section listed below or visit the Center for Disease Control’s web site at www.cdc.gov . Phoenix Tucson 800 W. Washington 2675 E. Broadway Phoenix, AZ 85007 Tucson, AZ 85716 (602) 542-1769 (520) 628-5478 HN 00-01
Other Arizona Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional nine optional and mandatory Arizona labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.azica.gov/sites/default/files/ADOSH_Poster_Hantavirus.pdf , updated June 2023
- Arizona Labor Law Posters at https://www.azica.gov/posters-employers-must-display
- Arizona Industrial Commission
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