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Unformatted text preview: nitial increase in the number of reported injuries. If
used for an initial assessment and follow-up annually, this survey will help the
needlestick prevention committee determine whether a change in the number of
needlestick injuries recorded is, for example, truly an increase in the number of injuries
occurring or an improvement in the reporting of existing injuries.
Using Contract Language:
In those settings where health care workers are represented by a collective bargaining
agreement, the contract can serve as a tool to address workplace safety strategies. You
can work with your state nurses association to negotiate contract language specific to
needlestick prevention. If you work in a public facility in a state without an
OSHA-approved health and safety program, and therefore, are not covered by OSHA 24 regulations, you should negotiate contract language incorporating the OSHA Bloodborne
Pathogens Standard. Contract language goals should include:
• Establishing a joint labor-management needlestick p...
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course ENGLISH 101 at Montgomery College.
- Summer '11