OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Cry Wolf Quotes

Some of those things are well founded. Some are just crazy….[you have to] dress up like Darth Vader whenever you see a patient.

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Peter B. Sherer, a hematologist in Montgomery County.

They told us in a seminar that OSHA needs money. Where do you think OSHA is going to get money? From fines.

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The manager of a Long Island pediatrics office, who requested to go unnamed.

Most importantly, these regulations will bring about changes in the dentist-patient relationship and make it more difficult to practice dentistry….Patients need a warm and trusting relationship with their dentist to help overcome their fears and make necessary dentistry possible. It will be more difficult to establish this relationship when the dentist is gowned, shielded and masked. While being suitable for controlling infection, these techniques may create a different barrier - one that will have a profound effect on the relationship between the dentist and patient.

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

[The proposed bloodborne pathogen standards are] too expensive, a waste of resources and overkill.

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The California Hospital Association, which represents 467 of the state's hospitals.