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Christopher Green's Blog – December 2011 Archive (4)

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 syringes. Research has shown this program effectively…


Added by Christopher Green on December 5, 2011 at 10:15am — 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 required to enforce an "at least as effective" standard in the public…


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. 106-430) was signed into law on November 6, 2000. Because occupational…


Added by Christopher Green on December 3, 2011 at 9:39am — 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…


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

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