OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Cry Wolf Quotes

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.

[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.

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.

It's definitely driving doctors to find other jobs. Doctors feel they aren't being allowed to practice medicine because they are so overwhelmed with administrative aspects.

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Dr. Carol Wilson Garvey, president of the 1,400-member Montgomery County Medical Society.