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All Blog Posts Tagged 'OSHA' (6)

Employer's Responsibility To Re-evaluate Engineering Controls, i.e., Safer Needle Devices, At Least Annually

January 20, 2004



Mr. Marty Salanger

Manager of Safety, Policy and Government Relations

BD Advanced Protection Technologies

1 Becton Drive

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417



Dear Mr. Salanger:



Thank you for your October 29, 2003 letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Directorate of Enforcement Programs (DEP). This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation only of the requirements discussed and…

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Added by Christopher Green on June 21, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Selling Syringes Without A Prescription...The Pro's and Con's

More than 3,000 pharmacies, health care facilities and practitioners have registered with the Department of Health (DOH) to sell or furnish syringes to those age 18 and over without a prescription under the ESAP.



This program makes syringes available without a prescription and promotes the safe disposal of used…

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Added by Christopher Green on December 5, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Do We Have To Keep A Sharps Injury Log?

What if the safer device that I choose is on back order?



Safety equipment must be available at all times. If for some reason an engineering control is not available (due to supply shortages, back orders, shipping delays, etc.), this must be documented in your Exposure Control Plan. You would then be responsible to implement the chosen control(s) as soon as it becomes available and adjust your exposure control plan to illustrate such. In the meantime, work practice…

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Added by Christopher Green on December 3, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Needlestick Video Must see...

Nurses, physicians and health care workers suffer an estimated 800,000 accidental needle stick injuries each year in U.S. hospitals. Many become infected with deadly diseases like HIV and hepatitis. Dr. Manny takes a look at the new movie “Puncture,” which sheds some light on this problem ::: See the video on Needle-sticks and consequences ~… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on October 21, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Is There A Medical Device Monopoly?

Movie Puncture Exposes Hep B&C, HIV Dangers in Needlestick Injuries for Nurses, Healthcare Workers





The movie Puncture reveals the untold true story of the enormous risks faced every day by nurses and healthcare workers exposed to dangerous and deadly bloodborne pathogens (Hepatitis B, C and HIV) through…

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Added by Christopher Green on September 26, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

We had a needle stick. What do we do now?

Coping with OSHA



We had a needle stick.

What do we do now?




HARRISBIOMEDICAL can help.



When your employee has an exposure incident, you must respond immediately. Exposure incidents include injuries from contaminated sharps or any blood, saliva or other potentially infectious material contact with eye, mucous membrane or non-intact skin.



For any exposure incident, you… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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