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2017 OSAP Annual Conference

Needlestick Prevention/Sharps Safety

Needlestick Prevention/Sharps Safety Toolkit



Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens from needlesticks and other sharps injuries is a serious problem, resulting in approximately 385,000 needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries to hospital-based healthcare personnel each year. Similar injuries occur in other healthcare settings, such as nursing homes, clinics, emergency care services, and private homes. Sharps injuries are primarily associated with occupational transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but they have been implicated in the transmission of more than 20 other pathogens. Source: CDC

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Regulations & Guidelines                     


(1) Sharps Safety for Healthcare Settings

(2) Device Screening and Evaluation Forms


(1) Safer Medical Device Implementation in Health Care Facilities  

(2) What Every Worker Should Know: How to Protect Yourself From Needlestick Injuries

(3) Selecting, Evaluating, and Using Sharps Disposal Containers

(4) Stop Sticks Campaign

OSHA  Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention


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Best Practices                  
Key Learnings as of September  2015


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Frequently Asked Questions - Bloodborne Pathogens — Occupational Exposure 


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