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Are injuries happening to employees in some job titles and not others?
Were employees on restricted duty due to the injury or illness?
Did employees take leave due to the injury or illness?
Have these injuries led to illness? Filing an OSHA Complaint:
Many employers are still learning about the federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention
Act. Documenting the specifics of the amended Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (See
Rights and Protections) and offering solutions can convince management to correct the
hazards. Hopefully, you will either be able to establish a needlestick prevention
committee or work with an already established committee to prevent injuries. Work with
your facility’s health and safety committee, labor-management committee, or whichever
committee has the authority on this issue to make your employer aware of state and
federal laws. Make it clear that employees are concerned enough to contact OSHA for an
inspection if no action is taken.
If management refuses to correct problems and is violating the OSHA Bloodborne
Pathogens Standard, employees have the right...
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- Summer '11
- English, Occupational safety and health, health care workers