How to Prevent Needlestick and Sharps Injuries

February 2012
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2012-123
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Needlestick and other sharps injuries are a serious hazard in any healthcare setting. Contact with contaminated needles, scalpels, broken glass, and other sharps may expose healthcare workers to blood that contains pathogens which pose a grave, potentially lethal risk.

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