Bloodborne Pathogens Standard of 1991

The Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Standard set forth in 1991 by OSHA requires employers to:

  • Develop a written exposure control plan
  • Set in place universal precautions
  • Provide personal protective equipment
  • Use preventive engineering controls, such as retractable needles
  • Implement work practice controls
  • Prohibit recapping, bending and removing used needles

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Source:

Unsafe Injections in the Developing World and Transmission of Bloodborne Pathegens: A Review.
Simonsen L, Kane A, Lloyd J, Zaffran M, Kane M. Bull World Health Organ. 1999;77(10):789-800. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Source:

The Global Burden of Disease Attributable to Contaminated Injections Given in Health Care Settings
Anja M Hauri, Gregory L Armstrong and Yvan J F Hutin

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