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 FAQ - Diseases and Disease Agents - Archived Through 2012



Is the employer required to provide post-vaccination testing for hepatitis B antibody?    

OSHA requires employers to follow the CDC guidelines current at the time of the evaluation or procedure.”(1) This includes the recommendation for antibody testing 1 to 2 months after completion of the vaccination series.(2)

(1) OSHA. Compliance Directive CPL 2-2.69 - Enforcement Procedures for the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens. Available at
(2) CDC. Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis. MMWR Morbid Mortal Weekly Rep 2001;50(RR-11). Available at


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