priorities in community and workplace tuberculosis control programs have expanded to include latent tuberculosis infection. Faster, more accurate tests for both latent infection and active disease would benefit efforts to prevent and control tuberculosis in both the workplace and the community.

The next chapter reviews the statutory basis for the 1997 proposed OSHA rule on occupational tuberculosis. Chapter 4 compares the proposed rule with the 1994 CDC guidelines to prevent transmission of tuberculosis in health care facilities.



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