Regulations & Guidelines

Universal/Standard Precautions

Universal/Standard Precautions are a set of infection control practices that healthcare personnel use to reduce transmission of microorganisms in healthcare settings. Universal/Standard Precautions protect both healthcare personnel and patients from contact with infectious agents. Following guidelines from the CDC and OSHA on hand washing, personal protective equipment, respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette, standard precautions and surface disinfection is important to the success of all infection prevention programs.