The Next Generation of Low Dead Space Disposable Syringes
SHARPS INJURY PREVENTION LIST and INFORMATION
In all workplaces where employees are exposed to contaminated needles or other contaminated sharps, the employer shall comply with 29CFR 1910.1030, Tennessee Code Annotated 50-3-203(e)(1)-(e)(4) and Tennessee Rule 0800-1-10 as follows:
The list below is to assist employers in complying with changes in Tennessee Code Annotated Section 50-3-203 (Senate Bill 1023/House Bill 634). Inclusion of types of devices does not represent or imply any evaluation, endorsement, or approval by The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Tennessee Department of Health, or any other agency. This list is not all inclusive.
Types of Devices and Engineering Controls
Medication Vial Adaptors (used to access ports of medication vials)
IV Medication Delivery Systems
IV Insertion Devices
IV Catheter Securement Devices
Blood Collection Devices
Other Catheter Equipment
Umbilical cord sampling devices
Blunted Suture Needles (for internal suturing- fascia/muscles)
Surgical Glues & Adhesives
Alternative Skin Closure Devices
Surgical Sharps Protection and Other Surgical Sharps Protection
Hemodialysis and Apheresis Devices
Fluid Sampling Devices
Sharps Disposal or Destruction Containers
Irrigation Splash Shield (Eliminates use of needles in debridement procedures)
Blood Bank Devices
Nuclear Medicine Devices
Cut or puncture-resistant barrier products (gloves, liners or pads)
Huber Needle and related devices
Smallpox Vaccination Needles
Surgical Prep Razors
Bone Marrow Collection Systems
Dental Safety Devices
To access this fact sheet online: www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/sharpslist.pdf
The next list below contains web site resources that can be used for the purposes of information and research. The examples of effective engineering controls in this list do not include all those on the market, but are simply representative of the devices available. Neither the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development nor the Tennessee Department of Health approve, endorse, register or certify any medical devices. Inclusion on this list does not indicate approval, endorsement, registration or certification.
International Health Care Worker Safety Center, University of Virginia:
Available: Features a list of safety devices with manufacturers and specific product names: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/epinet/safetydevicene... and Safety in Surgery : http://healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/safetycenter/internetsafe...
International Sharps Injury Prevention Society:
ISIPS is an international group of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, health organizations, healthcare professionals, medical waste disposal experts and others that are joining forces to provide education, information, and product knowledge that will help reduce the number of sharps injuries that occur each year. This website features a list of safety product categories with a description of the category and a list of safety products that fit under that category : http://www.isips.org/safetyproductlist.php
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safety Alert: Needlestick and Other Risks from Hypodermic Needles on Secondary IV Administration Sets - Piggyback and Intermittent IV: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/fdaletter.html
Warns of the risk of needlestick injuries from the use of hypodermic needles as a connection between two pieces of intravenous (IV) equipment. Describes characteristics of devices which have the potential to decrease the risk.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Glass Capillary Tubes: Joint Safety Advisory About Potential Risks : http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTER...
Describes safer alternatives to conventional glass capillary tubes.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Needlestick Injuries Available: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html
Features recent news, recognition, evaluation, controls, compliance, and links to information on effective engineering controls.
Needle Safety http://www1.va.gov/vasafety/page.cfm?pg=119
Features needle safety information from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies (TDICT) Project Available: http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=DIREC...
TDICT "Safety Feature Evaluation Forms" in Appendix B of this directive.
OSHA Instruction CPL 2-2.69 Enforcement procedures for the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
Instruction that establishes policies and provides clarification to ensure uniform inspection procedures are followed when conducting inspections to enforce the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030).
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Guide List