Needlestick requirements go into effect
April 20, 2001
Changes to OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard went into effect April 18th. Revisions instruct employers to select safer needle devices as they become available, and to involve employees in choosing those devices. These steps are to be taken as part of OSHA’s mandatory annual review of exposure control plans. Employers must also now keep records of injuries resulting from contaminated sharps.