The TCEQ recommends that water utility workers take the precautions they are taught in their safety classes for protection from exposure to pathogens, biohazards, and bloodborne infectious diseases. See the following link for a list of Water and Wastewater Operator courses and providers:
The TCEQ received notice that the CDC is working on an "Interim Guidance for
Workers Handling Untreated Sewage from Ebola Cases in the United States"
document that should be available soon and recommends that interested persons
visit the CDC website often for updates at:
The following links are provided to obtain additional guidance and infectious waste precautions from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health.
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