OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Cry Wolf Quotes

In 1991, dentists across America discovered that OSHA had ‘outlawed the tooth fairy.’ In a fit of regulatory zeal to combat the spread of AIDS and other communicable diseases through blood-borne pathogens, the rule-writers at OSHA had determined to make it a violation to allow any item that had been in contact with bodily fluids to leave a medical facility except in a biohazards container.

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Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA) in an op-ed for The Hill.

[Our products are] are safe when used as instructed….Generally, the people who are using our products . . . are really the expert in what the appropriate method is to handle these hypodermic needles and patients and that sort of thing.

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Ronald Jasper spokesperson for Becton Dickinson needle company.

If you lose your tooth at home, you can leave it under your pillow for the tooth fairy. If the dentist removes it, the tooth fairy will have to consult the Government for its exact site.

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Avrum R. Goldstein, a periodontist with a practice in New Haven, in an op-ed piece.

These changes will generate expenses that will ultimately be passed on to patients.

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Avrum R. Goldstein, a periodontist with a practice in New Haven, in an op-ed piece.