Links to Safe Needle Devices for AS 18.60.880 - 890
Effective Engineering Controls
CDC Guidelines and Recommendations
NOTE: Contained herein are web sites that can be used for the purposes of information and research. The examples of effective engineering controls listed herein do not include all those on the market, but are simply representative of the devices available. OSHA does not approve, endorse, register, or certify any medical devices. Inclusion in this list does not indicate OSHA approval, endorsement, registration, or certification. The final determination of compliance with OSHA's standards takes into account all factors pertaining to the use of such devices at a particular worksite.
Effective Engineering Controls
ECRI, designated as an Evidence-based Practice Center by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, is a nonprofit international health services research organization. This web site discusses the June 1998 issue of ECRI's Health Devices, which evaluates 19 needlestick-prevention devices, and provides information on how to obtain this document.
International Health Care Worker Safety Center, University of Virginia
Available: http://www.people.virginia.edu/~epinet/products.html Features a list of safety devices with manufacturers and specific product names.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Needlestick Injuries
Available: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.htmlFeatures recent news, recognition, evaluation, controls, compliance, and links to information on effective engineering controls.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Available: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/Provides access to the MMWR, a series prepared by the CDC. Contains comprehensive information on policy statements for prevention and treatment that are within the CDC's scope of responsibility, from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
The following are CDC guidelines and recommendations on HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C
Guideline for infection control in health care personnel, 1998
Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Helath-Care Worker Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis. Publication date 05/15/1998.
Available: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00052801.htm Appendix -FIRST-LINE DRUGS FOR HIV
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
Available: http://www.immunize.org/ The IAC is a nonprofit organization working to increase immunization rates and prevent disease. Features Vaccine Information Statements, free print materials, and other hepatitis and immunization sites.
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Available: http://www.idsociety.org The Vaccine Initiative is a project of the IDSA and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Features information on vaccination and vaccination-related issues.
Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Available: http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/ The purpose of the Institute is to obtain and distribute information on the safety of recommended immunizations. This is a new web site and may not be fully operational.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Available: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/vaccine/undvacc.htm Features a 40-page brochure "Understanding Vaccines."
World Health Organization (WHO)
Available: http://www.who.int/vaccines-diseases/safety/index.html Features a vaccine safety homepage which offers links to vaccine safety-related information.