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Unformatted text preview: elines for testing and prophylaxis. 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 product. 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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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course ENGLISH 101 at Montgomery College.

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