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
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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- Summer '11
- English, Occupational safety and health, health care workers