Bloodborne Pathogens

Latest Developments…

    Speaking at a webinar sponsored by the American Nurses Association, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Jordan Barab said healthcare workers are much less likely to contract bloodborne diseases from needle sticks and other sharp instruments than they were 20 years ago. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration established its bloodborne pathogens standard in 1991.
-- Read more…in Safety Guide on bloodborne pathogens
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Did you know…?
    Nursing remains one of the most dangerous professions. Nurses and other healthcare workers in hospitals are exposed to hazards such as airborne infections, hazardous substances, musculoskeletal disorders, and workplace violence. Hospitals must ensure both patient and worker safety. Administrators must conform to standards of the Joint Commission (formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) as well as federal and state workplace safety regulations.
-- You can find more about hospitals in Safety Guide