Arizona Free Printable Job Safety Law Posters Arizona Hantavirus Hazards from Rodent Nests in Vehicles Poster Poster

The Hantavirus Hazards from Rodent Nests in Vehicles Poster is a job safety law 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 is optional. This poster talks about the hazard of rodent nests that have been built underneath vehicles that have been infrequently used for long periods of time. This 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 5 PDFS

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