Occupational Safety & Health

Date Added Resource Source
Feb 2007

A Hantavirus Exposure Control Program for Employers and Workers (PDF)


Hantavirus infection is caused by a virus that is found in some field rodents, especially deer mice in Canada and the United States. This booklet is intended for employers and workers who may come into contact with rodents or rodent droppings, while on the job.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
May 2005

Hantavirus Employer Information Bulletin


March 2000 Employer information bulletin on Hantavirus as provided by Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
May 2005

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome – United States: Updated Recommendations for Risk Reduction (PDF)


This report provides updated recommendations for prevention and control of hantavirus infections associated with rodents in the United States. for risk reduction.

May 2005

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – OSH Answers: Hantavirus


CCOHS Occupational Safety and Health Answers on Hantavirus including: what is Hantavirus; how can hantavirus enter my body; how does hantavirus affect my health and more.

May 2005

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Hantavirus


Hantaviruses are transmitted to humans from the dried droppings, urine, or saliva of mice and rats. Animal laboratory workers and persons working in infested buildings are at increased risk to this disease, particularly during dusty clean-up activities. This page includes information on applicable OSHA standards, hazard recognition, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hantavirus.