These amendments and the 1991 blood borne pathogens

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Unformatted text preview: annual review and update. 4. Other control measures, such as administrative, work practice, and personal protective equipment. 5. Enhanced recordkeeping and detail in a sharps injury log. These amendments, and the 1991 Blood Borne Pathogens Standard, provide the following general areas. It is strongly encouraged that the reader and all employers research the federal and state requirements thoroughly. Many internet and print references will be listed at the conclusion of this module, and should serve as a starting point for more information on the occupational protections from bloodborne pathogens. 1. Engineering Controls • • Use “safer medical devices, such as sharps with engineered sharps injury protections and needleless systems,” and other engineering controls. These devices have built-in safety features that reduce the risk of injury and can include syringes with a sliding sheath, needles that retract into the syringe after use, shielded or retracting catheters, and IV systems that use a catheter port with a needle housed in protective covering. Needleless systems...
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