Influenza (Bird Flu, Avian Flu, H1N1, Flu, Pandemic Influenza, Swine Flu)

Each year workers in healthcare settings attend to, on average, more than 200,000 patients hospitalized for influenza-related complications. These workers also treat patients seeking medical care in clinics, pediatricians’ offices, and other ambulatory healthcare settings.

The H1N1 influenza virus persists, but is now regarded as a regular seasonal influenza virus. H1N1 is present in the 2010 - 2011 flu vaccine.

NOTE:Enforcement Procedures for High to Very High Occupational Exposure Risk to 2009 H1N1 Influenza (DOSH Directive 11.70) has been rescinded and is no longer in effect. Instead, follow updated guidance from the CDC.


General Rules


Training Materials


    Expand or collapse. Please read an important message about videos in the DOSH Safety & Health Video Library.


    Some videos may contain code violations or information inconsistent with Washington State's Safety & Health rules.

    Many commercially produced safety and health videos are based on Federal OSHA Standards. Federal OSHA standards may not be as stringent as the Washington State Industrial Safety and Health Standards. Every effort has been made by the library to evaluate the videos before purchasing them. Safety and Health Standards may have changed since the time of purchase. The user assumes the responsibility of previewing the videos before showing and using it with a knowledgeable instructor.


    See videos about these subjects:

    See these titles:

    Search for videos related to this topic:

    Other Resources

    Expand or collapse. Please read an important message about links on this page.


    "Links" to other information sources are provided as a courtesy, but we cannot vouch for or take responsibility for information contained beyond files administered by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Links from this page do not represent or imply the endorsement of commercial products by the State of Washington, Labor and Industries, or by departmental staff. For more information, read L&I's Intended Usage policy.

    Links to ANSI standards take you to order information for that ANSI standard. If you belong to a business or trade association, it may already have a set of the ANSI standards available to its members. You can also ask your local lending library to borrow a copy of these standards from the Washington State Library, L&I branch, 360-902-5498.

    Related Topics

    More help from L&I

    For general information, call 1-800-423-7233.

    End of main content, page footer follows.

    Access Washington official state portal

       © Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries. Use of this site is subject to the laws of the state of Washington.

    Help us improve