In 1991, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) launched the original Safety Compliance Initiative in response to OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This initiative provided education and support to healthcare facilities on sharps safety. With the issuance of the revised OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance Directive, BD has introduced an updated version of the Safety Compliance Initiative.
The new initiative is a five-step process that will allow healthcare organizations to meet two key objectives: regulatory compliance and injury reduction. The five steps include understanding, assessing, reviewing, implementing, and measuring. For more information visit www.bd.com