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.

[Do we really need] strict regulations or to go in with fines?

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A spokesperson for the American Hospital Association.

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.

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.