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on November 6, 2000 (visit the OSHA website for more information on rights and
protections contained in the law listed in the Internet Resources page). ANA had
launched the campaign for federal legislation to provide more protection from needlestick
and sharps injuries. ANA’s Safe Needles Save Lives campaign laid the groundwork for a
One special aspect of this campaign was the expert testimony of nurses who had been
injured by needlesticks. They contributed a personal face to the statistics of workplace
injuries, and convinced many in Congress that prevention of these injuries was the right
thing to do for both humane and business reasons. Members from both parties of the
U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate embraced the proposal to amend the
1991 OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard by specifically addressing the safety of
devices used and worker involvement in selecting the devices. This was another example
of the long-standing effectiveness of ANA working with Congress and federal agencies.
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