The most common causes of needlestick
injury include two-handed recapping and the unsafe collection and disposal of sharps.
Treating accidental needlestick
injuries exceeds $3 billion per year in the United States alone.
injuries are a major cause of exposure to serious diseases among healthcare workers, with more than one million needlestick
injuries occurring each year," said Ron Stoker, Executive Director, International Sharps Injury Prevention Society.
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Even with legislation and the advancements in safety designs, needlestick
injuries still occur.
Here we provide the tools and resources to help increase your knowledge of the law and OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens standard, and to become champions for needlestick
safety and prevention in your workplace.
Currently only about half of needlestick
and sharp injuries are reported.
This mirrors findings from the 2006 Study of Needlestick
Injuries and Safety Devices.
Clinicians and laboratorians should be alert to the possibility of acquiring infection with a dengue virus after needlestick
or mucocutaneous blood exposure.
The Centres for Disease Control, Health Canada and the International Health-Care Worker Health and Safety Centre at the University of Virginia have demonstrated that using safety-engineered devices can prevent up to 90 per cent of needlestick
injuries, while providing a net savings across the health-care system.
In response to both the continued concern over such exposures and the technological developments that can increase employee protection, Congress passed the Needlestick
Safety and Prevention Act.