Infectious Disease & Biological Hazards

LIUNA members working in healthcare environments and performing hazardous waste cleanup are at particular risk for contact with infectious diseases and biological hazards. Infectious diseases may include bloodborne pathogens such as Hepatitis B and C or diseases spread by contact with droplets or particles suspended in the air. Laborers may be at risk for exposure to biological hazards from sewage, mold and fungi, droppings from birds and mammals or many other sources.