Needle Sticks Prevention

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Click her for the Needlestick Anniversary Briefing from ANA

ANA would like to thank everyone who helped make today’s webcast [11/04/10] on the status of sharps safety a success, especially the CMAs who took part in the webcast and submitted questions. For those who were unable to participate, the webcast is available for viewing on  
Click here and also the Safe Needles icon to the right to access the Safe Needles Save Lives webpage by ANA for the webcast and much much more.  

The Safe Needles Save Lives website has been updated with the following materials:

  • Toolkits for nurses and employers
  • A video message from President Karen Daley
  • A pledge for safe needle practices
  • Detailed summaries of the Safe Needlestick Law and OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

 A copy of ANA’s release about today’s event is attached, and CMAs may use the customizable Needlestick Law 10th Anniversary press release available on ANA*Net. We plan to distribute a letter from President Daley to all members electronically and will share it with you in advance of doing so.

Internet Resources:

H.R. 5178: Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act:Public Law 106-430 106th Congress 11/06/2000

Note Sec 3. (6) of the Law reads: The following new section shall be added to the bloodborne pathogens standard: ``An employer, who is required to establish an Exposure Control Plan shall solicit input from non-managerial employees responsible for direct patient care who are potentially exposed to injuries from contaminated sharps in the identification, evaluation, and selection of effective engineering and work practice controls and shall document the solicitation in the Exposure Control Plan.'.

OSHA's Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act

OSHA's Bloodborne Pathagens and Needlestick Prevention: FAQ's

OSHA - US Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

FDA - US Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and
Adverse Event Reporting Program (USDA)

NIOSH - The National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (CDC)