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Staff Safety Tool: Checklist for Sharps Injury Prevention

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The University of Virginia, International Health Care Worker Safety Center, provides a free, downloadable checklist intended to help facilities comply with the sharps safety requirements of OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard.

 

The checklist addresses requirements in areas including the following:

  • Sharps safety devices
    Vascular access
  • IV fusion
  • Injection
  • Surgery

 

Download the International Health Care Worker Safety Center's checklist for sharps injury prevention (pdf) for adaptation and use in your facility.

 

Note: View our database providing more than 125 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

 

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