OSHA Guest Blog: Get to the point with needlestick safety

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

May 21, 2014

Rita did not place the top on the sharps container when she replaced it in the morning. Later, she threw a Gram stain slide into the container from a distance, and the slide shattered. Pieces of glass and what she felt was wet material flew into Rita’s eye.
 
Sharps safety is no small matter.
 
Sharps safety should be an important piece of your lab’s Bloodborne Pathogens program, staff education on the topic should be regular. Make sure lab staff gets the point…of sharps safety!
 
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