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Title: Since 1991
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- Advancements in medical technology
- September 1998, OSHA's Request for Information (RFI)
- Findings of RFI
- Union and Congressional involvement
- November 1999, CPL 02-02-069
- Nearly 10 years of new technology, medical treatments, and interpretations since publication of
1991 BBP Standard
- The information gathered from the RFI demonstrated feasibility and availability of safer medical
devices, and the importance of training and work practices controls.
- In May of 1999, the Stark Boxer Healthcare Worker Needlestick Prevention Act was introduced to
Congress. This was also designed as an attempt to reduce needlesticks.
- The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act was passed unanimously in the House and Senate
(introduced by Congressman Cass Ballenger (NC) as HR 5178).