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| Standard Number:||1910.1030; 1910.1030(d)(2)(i); 1910.1030(c)(1)(v)|
Does compliance with the updated bloodborne pathogens directive enforced by the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Law require that pre-packaged kits include safety-engineered devices?The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (NSPA) was signed into law in November 2000. It mandated OSHA to revise its bloodborne pathogens standard to include specific additional definitions and requirements. OSHA published "Revision to OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard -- Technical Background and Summary -- Needlestick Fact Sheet (2001, May 9)," which clearly details the changes to the standard. We have attached it for your convenience. It is also available on our website, along with other informative outreach materials on the hazards associated with exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), see [the Bloodborne Pathogens Technical Links Page].
Note: These pre-packaged kits or trays may be prepared by outside vendors specifically for physician specialists in operating rooms and surgical centers.
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