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Make the Hepatitis B vaccine available to employees at no cost and add titer
verification as recommended.
Make purchasing decisions based on the proven safety and efficacy of the
Prohibit work practices of bending, re-capping, or removing needles unless
required by a specific medical or dental procedure.
Clean and decontaminate all work surfaces after contact with blood and other
infectious body fluids following infection control guidelines (CDC, 1998a).
Provide PPE including gloves, gowns, goggles, masks or face shields. This
equipment must be in sizes that fit all workers, of good quality and readily
available. Non-latex alternatives must be provided. 5. Recordkeeping
14 The newly revised Bloodborne Pathogens Standard requires employers to “maintain a
sharps injury log for the recording of percutaneous injuries from contaminated
sharps.” The log must contain, at a minimum, the following information:
• Date of the injury
Type and brand of the device involved
Department or work area where the incident occurred
Explanation of how the incident...
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