Reducing Work-Related Needlestick and Other Sharps Injuries Among Law Enforcement Officers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2022-154
Law enforcement officers include those working in corrections, policing, and probation and parole. Work tasks may expose officers to needlesticks and other sharps injuries, putting them at risk for hepatitis B and C (HBV, HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends steps for employers and employees to reduce the risk of sharps injuries.
NIOSH . Reducing work-related needlestick and other sharps injuries among law enforcement officers. By Hughes SE, de Perio MA, Afanuh SE. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2022-154.