Focus On . . .Sharps Injury Prevention
October 14, 2016 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
To ensure an organized and consistent approach to protecting employees against sharps injuries and addressing applicable regulatory requirements, aging services organizations that have any employees with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens should develop a comprehensive sharps injury prevention program. The following tools are intended to help aging services organizations establish a sharps injury prevention program. For more information, see the guidance articles Sharps Injury Prevention Programs and Needlestick Prevention Devices.
This web page contains resources from Continuing Care Risk Management and other sources with information on sharps safety.
Following are general steps organizations can take to develop a new sharps injury prevention program or evaluate an existing one:
1. Assess injuries and practices.
**2. Define specific objectives. ...