Treating accidental needlestick
injuries exceeds $3 billion per year in the United States alone.
Safe in Common (SIC)-a non-profit organization that represents healthcare personnel, industry leaders, policymakers and scientists -studied rates and costs of needlestick
injuries within U.
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.
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.
The rule requires that companies with more than 11 employees maintain a "sharps" injury log listing each needlestick
Abbott's NPS products satisfy new OSHA needlestick
prevention directives and the Needlestick
Safety and Prevention Act.
One study of health care workers who took AZT for PEP after a needlestick
injury found an 81 percent reduction in HIV infection.
Designed to be worn over a latex glove, PERCUGUARD targets an unaddressed area where inadequate protection results in needlestick
Safe in Common will join more than 2,500 clinical professionals as part of the organization's on-going efforts to raise awareness about needlestick
safety and promote safer engineering controls.