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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 STANDARD 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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