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Links to Safe Needle Devices for AS
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Effective Date 1/1/01 - Links Updated February 2004
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
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
Features a list of safety devices with manufacturers and specific product
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Sharps
Features information on selecting, evaluating, and using sharps disposal
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSJA) Glass Capillary
Tubes: Joint Safety Advisory About Potential Risks
Describes safer alternatives to conventional glass capillary tubes.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Needlestick Injuries
recent news, recognition, evaluation, controls, compliance, and links
to information on effective engineering controls.
Safety Sharp Device contracts
Features safety sharp devices on contact with the US Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies (TDOCT)
Features "Safety Feature Evaluation Forms" for specific
US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH &
HUMAN SERVICES (HHS): CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) GUIDELINES
CDC Prevention Guidelines Database
Provides access to the CDC Prevention Guidelines Database, which is
a compilation of all of the official guidelines and recommendations published
by the CDC for the prevention of diseases, disabilities, and injuries.
Provides information on how to find a specific CDC Prevention Guideline.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
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
Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus
(HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease. Publication date 10/16/1998.
Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of
Helath-Care Worker Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure
Prophylaxis. Publication date 05/15/1998.
Appendix -FIRST-LINE DRUGS FOR HIV POSTEXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PEP)
10909 bytes, updated 10-28-2000
Immunization of Health-Care Workers: Recommendations of the Advisory
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Hospital Infection
Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). Publication date 12/26/1997.
(Provides recommendations for Hepatitis B).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The National Immunization Program (NIP) of the CDC features information
on vaccine safety.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The first site features information on how the FDA ensures vaccine safety.
The second site features information on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting
System (VAERS), a cooperative program for vaccine safety of the FDA and
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
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)
The Vaccine Initiative is a project of the IDSA and the Pediatric Infectious
Diseases Society. Features information on vaccination and vaccination-related
Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
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)
Features a 40-page brochure "Understanding Vaccines."
World Health Organization (WHO)
Features a vaccine safety homepage which offers links to vaccine