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Unformatted text preview: viewing the sharps injury log. Reviewing the OSHA 300 Log, which tracks all occupational injuries and illnesses. Obtaining and disseminating information about new devices as they develop. Evaluating, selecting, and implementing safe devices. Ensuring health care workers’ input into product selection. Training on new safety devices. 22 • • Documenting the committee’s work in meeting minutes. Informing and assisting those responsible for preparing for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) inspections to demonstrate compliance with the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. JCAHO requires hospitals to comply with applicable local, state, and federal regulations including OSHA standards (Wilburn & Worthington, 2001). How to Assess Compliance Where You Work: The first step for the needlestick committee is to identify and document where and why needlestick and sharps injuries are occurring. There are various tools to assist in this task including: the sharps injury log, the OSHA 300 Log, a survey, and a workplace walk-throu...
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course ENGLISH 101 at Montgomery College.

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