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June/July 2012 (vol. 09/1)

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Safer needles

An evidence review on the benefits and harms associated with the use of engineering controls to prevent needlestick injuries in healthcare is being undertaken by researchers in Finland, the US and Canada, according to this Cochrane Review protocol. Safety-engineered needle devices are among the measures required by the EU sharps and needlestick directive (2010/32/EU) in force from May 2013.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD009740. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009740.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009740/full

Occupational Health at Work June/July 2012 (vol. 09/1) pp40