The Next Generation of Low Dead Space Disposable Syringes
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 being injected with the sharpest, most painless, sterile needle possible. It…Continue
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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 required to enforce an "at least as effective" standard in the public…
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What is the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act?
The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (the Act) (Pub. L. 106-430) was signed into law on November 6, 2000. Because occupational…
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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
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Coping with OSHA
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History of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act
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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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