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Unformatted text preview: ussion of the Nevada law). Lisa is also doing well now, and is 12 serving as Executive Director of the Nevada Nurses Association and pursuing graduate
degrees in nursing and health policy.
These three activists have helped make work safer for all of us. Hundreds of other
workers have experienced illness, and death. And countless more suffer the anxiety and
trauma that accompanies every injury as they complete months of testing and treatment.
Thank you, Lynda, Karen, and Lisa. Be well! MAJOR PROVISIONS OF THE NEEDLESTICK ACT OF 2000
RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS: OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
The OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) Standard, including the amendments from the
federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, requires health care facilities to
implement the following:
1. Engineering controls, such as safer medical devices, which must be used to reduce
or eliminate worker exposure.
2. Involvement of frontline health care workers in the selection of safety devices.
3. Additions to the exposure control plan, such as an...
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