TITLE

Why zero isn't the only sharps safety goal

PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Feb2009, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's initiative (NIOSH) concerning needlesticks. In the brochure, the NIOSH is urging employers to encourage reporting of bloodborne pathogen exposures. It is implied that underreporting not only means a failure to check an employee exposure, but it also affects efforts to improve sharps safety programs.
ACCESSION #
36262282

 

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