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THE EU SHARPS DIRECTIVE

April 22, 2013
What is the EU Sharps Directive and when does it take effect? The EU Sharps Directive sets forth a framework for implementing a European-level initiative for adopting best practices to ensure the safest possible working environment for healthcare workers. On 10 May 2010, the directive was introduced as a way to prevent injuries and blood-borne infections to healthcare workers from sharp instruments. European Union member states must implement directive provisions within their nation