Q&A: Sharps training vs. sharps evaluation

OSHA Healthcare Connection, January 4, 2011

Q: I know that annual training is required per the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard, but what is specifically required in regard to sharps device evaluation?

A: Be sure you are not confusing bloodborne pathogens sharps-related training, which is required for all potentially exposed workers, with the annual sharps evaluation requirement in which not all workers need to participate.

Click here for an explanation and specific references to the standard concerning this matter.

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