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  3. Saturday, 23 March 2002
POST 00439E : BIFURCATED NEEDLE NEEDLESTICK PROTECTION 24 MARCH 2002 __________________________________________________________________________ To Senior Decision Makers The Federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act is a relatively new law requiring all healthcare providers to evaluate and implement safer medical devices under their OSHA "Exposure Control Plans". They must now adopt safer devices to protect workers and others from needles potentially contaminated with bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV. In general, this "safer device" rule applies in the normal course of operations, as well as in connection with any mass immunization program authorized by the federal government. The new safety rules that were effective on April 18, 2001 emphasize the need for injection safety as being vital to health. As a world leader in the prevention of diseases spread by accidental needlesticks and the reuse of syringes, Univec is providing this information to educate the public and key policymakers on the problems that may exist if safer medical devices are not used. Univec has been contributing to injection safety since introducing its Auto-Disable Syringe over six years ago. We are currently at the forefront of providing safer health products for patients and caregivers by developing, assembling, licensing, and marketing safety syringes. Upon request, we will be happy to provide samples, usage instructions, and other information on Univec's Sliding Sheath safety syringes, which are specifically designed to comply with the Needlestick law mandate. As the World Health Organization says, remember "First Do No Harm." That is our goal and concern as well. We hope that awareness of the Needlestick law will lead to greater public safety for all our Nation's citizens in every circumstance in which injections are required. Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-211-1559 should you need any additional information. Sincerely, Joel Schoenfeld UNIVEC 22 Dubon Court, Farmingdale, NY 11735 Telephone : (631) 777-2000 Fax : (631) 777-2786 E-mail : mailto:univec@univec.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS Contributions to or use your reply button! The TechNet21 e-Forum welcomes new subscribers who are involved in immunization services. SUBCRIBE To subscribe, send an e-mail to Leave the SUBJECT area BLANK, do not type anything. In the body text, just write : Subscribe TECHNET21E Surname Name Do not use any accents in your name and surname. UNSUBSCRIBE To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to Leave the SUBJECT area BLANK, do not type anything. In the body text, just write : Unsubscribe TECHNET21E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ARCHIVES New archives of posted messages starting with 1 November 2001 is accessible to all TechNet21 subscribers. To view the archives http://listes.ulaval.ca/listserv/archives/technet21e.html Archives for postings between 17 August 1998 and 31 October 2001 can be found at the following web site for download starting 1 December 2001. http//http://www.who.int/vaccines-access/Vaccines/Vaccine_Cold_Chain/Technet Archives for files (documents) are under revision to clean old documents and drafts that are already replaced with new ones, and will be made available soon at the same site. http//http://www.who.int/vaccines-access/Vaccines/Vaccine_Cold_Chain/Technet ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The World Health Organization and UNICEF support TechNet21. The TechNet21 e-Forum is a communication/information tool for generation of ideas on how to improve immunization services.


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