February 2015: Employee Health – Safe Use of Sharps Equipment

Safe Use of Sharps Equipment

sharpsIn 2014, there were over 330 bloodborne pathogen exposures (BBPEs). These quick precautions can keep this from happening to you.

  • Do not remove needles
  • Select needles and sharps with safety devices
  • Do not reuse holders
  • Never break, manipulate or recap needles
  • Use safety devices, never remove a safety device
  • Immediately dispose of holder with needle
  • Modify work practices, know your equipment
  • Receive training

Learn more about using needles and sharps safely.