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• Standard Number: 1910.1030

August 12, 1992

Mr. Robert G. Jullienv Jullien Design
2904 Graham Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Dear Mr. Jullien:

This is in response to your letter of June 20, to Ms. Linda Anku, Regional Administrator in Philadelphia requesting clarification of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030, "Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens." Specifically, you requested that we review and comment on your Safety Syringe and Disposal Fixtures products.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not review or endorse products as you have requested. The final determination of compliance must take into account all factors pertaining to the use of such devices at a particular worksite. This must include an evaluation through direct observation of employee work practices as well as an evaluation of the equipment or devices alone.

OSHA is co-sponsoring (together with the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration) a conference on device-mediated bloodborne infections. The upcoming conference is designed to bring together health professionals and regulatory personnel to facilitate understanding of needs and devices. It is scheduled for August 17-19, 1992, in Washington, DC. Enclosed is a bulletin on this conference.

For further information, please contact:

         PACE Enterprises, Inc.
         Attn:  Laura Timperio
         17 Executive Park Dr,
         Suite 200
         Atlanta, GA  30329
         Telephone:  404-633-8610
         Facsimile:  404-633-8745
Thank you for contacting OSHA. Your ideas would certainly be a valuable contribution to the conference and we hope this information is helpful to you.

Sincerely,



Patricia K. Clark, Director
Directorate of Compliance Programs


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