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Federal Safe Needle Bill Mandates Use Of Sharps With Protective Features

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Legislation introduced in the House May 20 by Reps. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) and Marge Roukema (R-N.J.) would amend the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's bloodborne pathogen standard to require that employers use needleless systems and sharps with engineered safety features to reduce the risk of accidental needlesticks among health care workers.
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