NIOSH Launches New STOP STICKS Campaign Website

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a part of the CDC, has launched a new website on the STOP STICKS campaign that was developed to raise awareness of the dangers of sharps injuries and to provide tools so that others can conduct their own campaign in order to reduce the number of sharps injuries.

 

The STOP STICKS Campaign focuses on raising awareness that, in turn, prepares and motivates healthcare workers to make the changes needed to reduce sharps injuries.

 

The Campaign goal is to raise awareness about the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C from needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries in the workplace.

 

While the campaign materials were developed mainly for operating room and emergency department audiences, the target audience includes clinical and nonclinical healthcare workers and healthcare administrators in hospitals and doctor's offices.

 

View the new website of the STOP STICKS Campaign.

 

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