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What is the Needlestick Safety & Prevention Act?

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Accidental sticks by contaminated _____ increase the spread of _____.

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1. The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act requires annual updates of _____ to ensure the best technology is being considered and used.

2. A log of any exposure events involving contaminated sharps includes which of the following information?

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The Needlestick Safety Act is a topic you can gauge your knowledge of thanks to the quiz and corresponding worksheet. What this act does and the regulating agency overseeing this act are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these tools, you can check your knowledge of:

  • How used needles and syringes are disposed of
  • A federal agency that is responsible for regulating needle safety practices in the workplace
  • Consequences of accidental sticks
  • Information on a log of any exposure events involving contaminated sharps
  • What the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act requires

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Needlestick Safety Act
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the effects of accident sticks and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how used needles and syringes are disposed of

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called What is the Needlestick Safety & Prevention Act? to learn more about this act. You can use the lesson to cover more about:

  • The purpose of OSHA
  • Requirements of this act
  • Examples of safety precautions with needles and syringes
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