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# Standard Interpretations
1 2012 - 01/17/2012 - Clarification on whether pen-type syringes meet the definition of a sharp with engineered sharp injury protection (SESIP).
2 2008 - 05/05/2008 - Clarification of the use and selection of BBP safety devices.
3 2007 - 01/18/2007 - The use of safety-engineered devices and work practice controls in operating rooms; hospital responsibility to protect independent practitioners under BBP standard.
4 2006 - 01/12/2006 - Employer's obligation to assure the accuracy of the sharps injury log.
5 2005 - 12/22/2005 - Use of passing trays and single-handed scalpel blade remover in a surgical setting.
6 2004 - 09/01/2004 - Limiting factors for implementing the use of engineering controls, i.e., safety scalpels, under the Bloodborne Pathogens standard.
7 2004 - 04/20/2004 - Clarification from OSHA regarding the use of the NeedleguardTM in a hospital environment.
8 2004 - 01/20/2004 - Bloodborne Pathogens Standard application to small healthcare facilities and the annual review of the Exposure Control Plan.
9 2004 - 01/20/2004 - Employer's responsibility to re-evaluate engineering controls, i.e., safer needle devices, at least annually.
10 2003 - 03/19/2003 - Engineering control requirements for allergy and immunization injections.
11 2002 - 09/12/2002 - Needle destruction device use as an engineering control for the Bloodbore Pathogens standard.
12 2001 - 11/26/2001 - Response to the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.
13 2001 - 02/09/2001 - Use of engineering and work practice controls during pouring of blood or OPIM.

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