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equal representation that has the authority and responsibility discussed at the
beginning of the section on the Needlestick Committee.
Presumptive compensability, which means that if a nurse is infected with HIV,
hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, or other infectious diseases, it shall be
presumed to be work-related for the purposes of workers’ compensation. In other
words, if you become infected you will not have to prove that you became
infected at work.
Financial compensation for workers infected with a deadly virus like HIV.
Paid administrative leave during the administrative waiting period for state
Accommodation for injury/illness, for example, if you are ill while taking PEP
medications after an exposure to a bloodborne pathogen.
Return-to-work guidelines and modified work assignments.
Union access to needlestick injury data and “near miss” reports. Your contract is a powerful tool that can be used to ensure worker safety. Even if you do
not have specific language regarding need...
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- Summer '11