The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030, was first issued in 1991 to protect employees from occupational hazards posed by exposure to microorganisms present in human blood that can cause disease in humans. The Standard defines “regulated waste” as follows:
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Safe handling and disposal of used needles and sharps help prevent injuries caused by accidental needlesticks. Unfortunately, many people don’t properly dispose of their used syringes and sharps. As a result, other people are injured by used syringes that were carelessly discarded in garbage cans, dropped in parks and playgrounds, or left behind in other public places.
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Sharps Compliance has announced the Spring 2020 scholarship contest winners. First, second, and third prize winners are awarded $1,500, $1,000, and $750 scholarships, respectively.
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The deadline to submit essays for Sharps Compliance’s scholarship contest is quickly approaching. The contest is open to college students studying a healthcare-related major at an accredited college or university.
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The EPA’s new rule regarding pharmaceutical waste disposal means that many long-term care (LTC) facilities will have to change their current practices and train employees on the new regulations. In an interview with McKnight’s Long Term Care News, Sharps Compliance’s Director of Regulatory Compliance, Wanda Lingner, explains how the new EPA rule will affect senior living facilities.
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