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Sharps Injury Resources - USA

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Disposal of Contaminated Needles and Blood Tube Holders Used for Phlebotomy (2003, October 15), 4 pages. Also available as a 37 KB PDF, 4 pages. OSHA has concluded that the best practice for prevention of needlestick injuries following phlebotomy procedures is the use of a sharp with engineered sharps injury protection (SESIP) (e.g., safety needle) attached to the blood tube holder and the immediate disposal of the entire unit after each patient's blood is drawn.
Frequently Asked Questions: OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) and Smallpox Vaccination ProgramsOSHA (2003, March), 4 pages. These FAQs provide questions and answers for the safe administration of vaccines.
EPA Booklet "Handle With Care: How to Throw Out Used Insulin Syringes and Lancets at Home" This EPA booklet provides very practical advice on the safe management and disposal of sharps at home.