The Ebola virus, pictured from a special type of microscope. Photo courtesy of Fredrick A. Murphy / CDC
Washington State is following OSHA and CDC for worker safety & health information related to the Ebola virus (pictured above).

Photo courtesy of Fredrick A. Murphy / CDC

Currently, most workers in the U.S. are unlikely to encounter Ebola virus or individuals with Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF). However, exposure to the virus or someone with EHF could be more likely for:

  • Nurses, physicians, and workers in medical labs, housekeeping & cleaning staff, and others at medical facilities.
  • Ambulance personnel and others who transport patients
  • Clean up crews that service homes, airplanes, and other sites where contamination occurs
  • Humanitarian aid workers who travel to areas affected by infection
  • Medical waste transport and disposal crews to handle contaminated waste
  • Airport screeners, flight attendants, and others who could have direct contact with symptomatic individuals
  • Morticians and others who transport or handle bodies for burials or cremation

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