Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 31st, 1997
"Mandating respirators without regard to the potential impact of their design to the sharps injuries may be counterproductive to healthcare worker safety, because they may increase, rather than decrease, overall occupational risk to healthcare workers," researchers Enid K. Eck and Ann Vannier wrote ("The Effect of High-Efficiency Particulate Air Respiratory Design on Occupational Health: A Pilot Study Balancing Risks in the Real World," Infection...
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