Needlestick Injuries

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Apr 19, 2017
Occupational Health Safety Network

The Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) is a free, innovative, web-based injury and exposure monitoring system created for healthcare facilities. This secure system enables participating facilities to analyze worker injury and exposure data that they already collect.

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2002
What Every Worker Should Know How to Protect Yourself From Needlestick Injuries

Needlestick injuries can lead to serious or fatal infections. Health care workers who use or may be exposed to needles are at increased risk of needlestick injury. All workers who are at risk should take steps to protect themselves from this significant health hazard.

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2002
Needlestick Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about needlestick injuries: what they are, how often they occur, how to prevent them, and more.

Source: CCOHS

Dec 01, 2002
Safer Medical Device Implementation in Health Care Facilities: Lessons Learned

Since the passage of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act in 2000 and the subsequent revision of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, all health care facilities are required to use safer medical devices.

Source: NIOSH