Reducing injuries from health care sharps

Griffith, Richard
January 2015
British Journal of Midwifery;Jan2015, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p68
Academic Journal
The article discusses laws on health and safety for the protection of employees from sharp instrument injuries such as scalpels, needles or stitch cutters. Topics covered include the Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) policing the health and safety law and legal cases regarding sharp incidents. Also mentioned are procedures for use and disposal of sharps such as recapping needles, information on sharps risks and compliance.


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