Participate in education about bloodborne pathogens

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Unformatted text preview: successful passage of the original 1991 OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and the 2000 federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act to improve on the standard. These will hopefully serve as examples of work you can contribute to the life-saving movement that has begun. Help to participate in the health care worker safety agenda by: • • • • • • Speaking out about the problems affecting health care workers regarding protection from bloodborne injuries. Participate in education about bloodborne pathogens and protection from these hazards. Work within your state to support current legislative activity, or initiate legislative activity, to protect more health care workers. Testify at hearings at the local and state levels to communicate your personal story and the stories of your co-workers. Real stories of dedicated health care workers exposed to injury on a daily basis can be the most compelling evidence. Build coalitions and grass roots support among other providers, health care representatives, and the public. Join your loc...
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