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Needlestick Resources

Acceptable use of antiseptic-hand cleansers for bloodborne pathogen decontamination and as an appropriate handwashing practice
American Nurses Association’s Needlestick Prevention Guide
ANA’s Needlestick Fact Sheet
ANA Needlestick Safety and Prevention Independent Study Module
Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Sharps Safety
Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention – Hazard Recognition
California Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens
California Dental Association Infection Control Resource Library
CCOHS – Needlestick Injuries
CDC Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program
Changing injury trends related to diabetes and insulin injection
Changing…Building Programs to reduce sharps injuries from insulin injection
Clinician Consultation Center Resources
“Deadly Needles” series, SF Chronicle
Disposal of Contaminated Needles and Blood Tube Holders Used for Phlebotomy
Don’t get Stuck: Learn How to Prevent Sharps Injuries
EPA Booklet “Handle With Care: How to Throw Out Used Insulin Syringes and Lancets at Home”
Evaluation of sutureless catheter securement devices to prevent needlestick hazards
Frequently Asked Questions: OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and Smallpox Vaccination Programs
Government Accounting Office (GAO) report: “Occupational Safety: Selected Cost and Benefit Implications of Needlestick Prevention Devices for Hospitals” (PDF File)
International Safety Center
HIV and AIDS Statistics – Global Data
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Needlesticks and other sharps injuries among healthcare workers
Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act – Full Text
OSHA Bloodborne Fact Sheet – Other – Securing Medical Catheters
OSHA Bloodborne Fact Sheet 1 – An Overview of the Standard
OSHA Bloodborne Fact Sheet 2 – Protect Yourself When Handling Sharps
OSHA Bloodborne Fact Sheet 3 – Personal Protective Equipment Cuts Risk
OSHA Bloodborne Fact Sheet 4 – Reporting Exposure Incidents
OSHA Bloodborne Fact Sheet 5 – Hepatitis B Vaccination — Protection For You
OSHA Frequently Asked Questions about Sharps Injuries
OSHA’s Healthcare Wide Hazards: Needlestick / Sharps Injuries
OSHA Hospital e-tool: Needlesticks and Sharps Injuries
OSHA Model Plans and Programs for the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communications Standards
OSHA’s Revised Bloodborne Pathogens Standard – Published 1/18/01
Premier Safety Institute
Premier Safety Institute – Sharps Safety Device Field Evaluations
Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Health Care Settings (NIOSH)
Splash Safety – Protecting Your Eyes
Splash Safety – Protecting Your Eyes Part 2
State-by-State Provisions of State Needle Safety Legislation
TDICT Safety Feature Evaluation Forms
TDICT Sharps with Injury Prevention (SIP) Evaluation Form for Safer Injections
TDICT Sharps Disposal Container Feature Evaluation Forms
Texas Department of State Health Services Contaminated Sharps Injury Reporting
Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies
Safer Medical Device Implementation in Health Care Facilities
Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Post-exposure Prophylaxis
West Virginia Needlestick Injury Prevention Program
Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program

International Resources

AVERT-AIDS Education and Research Trust
Austrian Needlestick Injury Handbook
British Medical Association – Missing the Point: a Review of Needlestick Injury
Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety – Needlestick Injuries
Sharp end – Unison
What precautions should be used when working with needles and sharps?