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Holiday Fitness: Bend — Don't Break — Your Routine, Experts Say

Monday, December 10th, 2012 | Permalink

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Holiday Fitness: Bend — Don't Break — Your Routine, Experts Say

Needlestick Statistics

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 | Permalink

Occupational Exposure

  •     1,300,000 deaths annually
  •     23,000,000 hepatitis infections annually
  •     260,000 HIV/AIDS infections annually
  •     According to the CDC, 80% of occupationally acquired       diseases in the U.S. are transmitted through needlestick injuries.
  •     Every 24 seconds a person dies from having an injection from an unclean syringe
  •     50% of injections given to children are unsafe

History of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 | Permalink

History of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act Compliance: To reduce the health risk to individuals who may be involved in exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, OSHA promulgated the Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) on December 6, 1991. Congress was prompted to take action in response to growing concerns over bloodborne pathogen exposures from sharps injuries and in response to recent technological developments that increase protection

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History of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act