Health and Safety

Latex Gloves Safety Act

SECTION 23-73-3

§ 23-73-3. Rules and regulations.

(a) Health care workers shall be provided with initial and periodic education pertaining to latex safety.

(b) Health care facilities shall ensure that direct care workers are represented on latex allergy or safety committees.

(c) Any state agency which has regulatory authority for persons, firms, or corporations in which natural rubber latex gloves are used shall promulgate rules and regulations:

(1) To warn employees of potential risk of latex allergies;

(2) To warn the public of potential risk of latex allergies;

(3) To minimize exposure consistent with maintaining safety in regulated industries whose workers are exposed to blood borne pathogens.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 383, § 1.)