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NE-BCMedicalANCC Nurse Executive Certification
Question:45 Which law mandates that employers must find, and use, safer medical devices to ensure the safety of staff in the health care workplace? A. The Occupational Safety Act B. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Act C. The Bloodborne Pathogens Act D. The Needle stick Safety and Prevention Act Answer:D The Needle stick Safety and Prevention Act is the law that mandates employers to find, and use, safer medical devices in order to ensure the safety of staff in the health care workplace. This relatively new law intends to ensure workplace safety in reference to sharps which is a major workplace safety threat. Among other things that this law requires is a complete and accurate log of all sharps injuries, and the active involvement of front line staff in the selection of safer sharps. Category: Performance improvement - Monitoring/promoting workplace safety requirements