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what steps are necessary for bringing a new product into the facility. Ideally, someone
from purchasing will be a member of the needlestick prevention committee. The
purchasing department can provide a list of devices that already are included in your
institution’s formulary and can contact manufacturers to request samples of products for
screening. Be aware of “narrowed down” selection procedures. Some facilities only
offer products that have been pre-approved by purchasing or management personnel.
These often are based on recommendations or limitations by GPOs. These “narrowed
down” device choices often are only based on price and neglect the safety features. This
is especially true in facilities that are owned and operated by nationwide corporations.
OSHA requires the use of safe and effective devices. If a safe and effective device is not
available from the GPO, an exception to the purchasing contract will be necessary.
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