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Unformatted text preview: al facility committees, your specialty practice organization, and your
state nurses association. The associations are working on your behalf at the state
and national level. Help them do a better job by your active participation. SUMMARY
You have completed the on-line ANA Independent Study Module for the Needlestick
Safety and Prevention Act of 2000. In reviewing that information, you have learned
about the changes in the OSHA standard that were achieved in 2000. You have also
learned that bloodborne pathogen protections were not new, but that employers were
required since 1991 to protect health care workers.
The legislative and regulatory protections that have passed to this date are effective, but
more needs to be done. Please keep yourself and others safe by seeking more
information and helping to make the environment as safe as we can all make it.
The work is not finished. Health care workers are still being injured. It is our collective
responsibility to work toward safer environment...
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course ENGLISH 101 at Montgomery College.
- Summer '11