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Is There a Definite Pre-Filled Syringe Solution? Maybe not.

This image shows what a sharp needle looks like after it is used just once then after being used six times. The BEST practice is to only use the sharp sterile steel needle ONE TIME (as intended by it's manufacturers)...and that is when it is entering a PATIENT. That will ensure that the patient is…

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Added by Christopher Green on September 22, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

OSHA Answers Questions Regarding The Needlestick Prevention Act



Does the standard apply to public sector (State and local government) employees?



Federal OSHA standards do not apply to public sector employees, but the 24 states and two territories that operate OSHA-approved state plans are…

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Added by Christopher Green on December 3, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments

Needlestick Safety And Prevention Act ::: Frequently Asked Questions



What is the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act?



The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (the Act) (Pub. L.…

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Added by Christopher Green on December 3, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

Safe Syringes For Injection Safety

Safe Syringes For Injection Safety

There are four types of syringes currently used around the globe. The first two categories are cheaper but less safe. The two newer and safer devices are more expensive. Simpler disposable syringes cost on average 12 to 15 cents less than devices that prevent reuse and needle stick injuries. In industrialized countries, the injection systems are firmly established and well resourced, with the most advanced… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 1:00pm — 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

History of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act

History of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act



Compliance: To reduce the health risk to individuals who may be involved in exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, OSHA promulgated the Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) on December 6, 1991.



Congress was prompted to take action in response to growing concerns over bloodborne pathogen exposures from sharps injuries and in… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

Importance of Safety Syringes to Prevent Needle Sticks

Importance of Safety Syringes to Prevent Needle Sticks

Accidental needle sticks are a hazard in the health care industry, and it is important for the operators of medical facilities to use all the resources at their disposal to prevent these accidents from taking place. The fallout from even a single needle stick incident can be far reaching and quite serious for both the employee and the employer.



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Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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