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Unformatted text preview: dent Clinton signed 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 multi-pronged approach. 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. In all assessments, i...
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course ENGLISH 101 at Montgomery College.

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