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Name: Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; Needlestick and Other Sharp Injuries. Final Rules (29 CFR Part 1910).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2001-01-18
Entry into force:
Published on: Federal Register, 2001-01-18, Vol. 66, No. 12, pp. 5318-5343
ISN: USA-2001-R-58394
Bibliography: Federal Register, 2001-01-18, Vol. 66, No. 12, pp. 5318-5343
Abstract/Citation: Promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Directs OSHA to revise the Bloodborne Pathogens standard to include new examples in the definition of engineering controls along with two new definitions. Exposure Control Plans shall reflect how employers implement new developments in control technology. Also, employers shall be obliged to solicit input from employees responsible for direct patient care in the identification, evaluation, and selection of engineering and work practice controls. Finally, certain employers shall be required to establish and maintain a log of percutaneous injuries from contaminated sharps.
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