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June/July 2013 (vol. 10/1)

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Putting sharps into practice

Meeting the requirements of the EU sharps and needlesticks directive

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The EU sharps and needlesticks directive aims to eliminate the risks healthcare workers face when using sharps. Paul Suff finds out how healthcare organisations are changing to comply with the new obligations.

THE EU directive (2010/32/EU) on the prevention of injuries and infections to healthcare workers from sharps and needlesticks1aims to make the working environment safer for health professionals and patients. Regulations transposing the directive in .…     

Paul Suff is contributing editor at Occupational Health [at] Work.

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2013 (vol. 10/1) pp15-19

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