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December 29, 2020

Essential elements of a comprehensive sharps injury-prevention program

Since passage of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (NSPA) in 2000, safer needle devices have become widely available in healthcare workplaces and needlestick injuries have […]
December 29, 2020

To reduce sharps injuries, all of us must create a culture of safety in our workplaces

In the 12 years since passage of the federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (NSPA), much progress has been made to reduce the risk of healthcare […]
December 29, 2020

List of Supporting Organizations for Moving the Sharps Safety Agenda Forward in the United States: Consensus Statement and Call to Action

Background: The International Healthcare Worker Safety Center (IHWSC) at the University of Virginia drafted and began circulating the consensus statement on sharps safety in the summer of […]
December 29, 2020

Moving the Sharps Safety Agenda Forward: Consensus Statement and Call to Action

Introduction Over the past two decades, the United States (U.S.) has been a global leader in addressing risks to healthcare workers from occupational exposures to bloodborne […]