Biological Hazards in the Workplace

Biological hazards can have many sources including bacteria, viruses, insects, plants, birds, animals, and humans. These can cause a variety of health effects ranging from skin irritation and allergies to infections.



Mold Factsheet for Hurricane and Flood Cleanup Workers, NYCOSH

Guidelines for Mold Remediation (Removal), NYCOSH

Methods of Evaluation of Indoor Mold Growth, NYCOSH




Pandemic Flu:

Specific to Healthcare Workers:

Protecting Workers During Pandemic Flu, AFL-CIO

H1N1 Basic Principles of Worker Protection, NYCOSH


General Information on Workplaces and Pandemic Flu:

Department of Homeland Security Small Business Plan for H1N1, 2009

Calif. Standard for Healthcare Employers on Aerosol Transmissable Diseases

GAO Report on Natl. Pandemic Implementation Plan, 2009

Guidelines for Pandemic Preparedness in Non-Healthcare Settings, WHO

Bloodborne Pathogens:

Health Care Associated Infections, CDC

NYCOSH Offices:

New York City
61 Broadway - Suite 1710
NY, NY 10006
(Fax) 212-227-9854

Long Island
150 Motor Parkway - Suite 306
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(Fax) 631-435-1893