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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Bloodborne Infectious Diseases: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B Virus, and Hepatitis C Virus
NIOSH bloodborne pathogens topic page
Information for Employers Complying with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Flyer for employer, aids in understanding and complying with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program
A workbook designed for infection control & occupational health personnel, hospital administrators and sharps injury prevention committees
Overview of State Needle Safety Legislation
State-by-state provisions compiled by NIOSH
International Sharps Injury Prevention Society (ISIPS)
ISIPS Newsletter
ISIPS works to reduce the number of accidental needlesticks and other sharps injuries that occur globally; sign up to receive the weekly ISIPS e-newsletter
National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center (NCCC)
PEPline: National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline
PEPline provides around-the-clock expert guidance in managing healthcare worker exposures to HIV and hepatitis B and C; callers receive immediate post-exposure prophylaxis
Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA)
Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention
Home page for needlestick prevention, includes links to bloodborne pathogen standard
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
Provides information on OSHA standards, hazard recognition, post-exposure evaluation, more
Safe Injection Practices Coalition
One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time
Education and awareness campaign aimed at both healthcare providers and the public to increase proper adherence to safe injection practices
Protecting Patients from Unsafe Injections
Two-page brochure for healthcare professionals
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