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Needle Points: An AFSCME Guide to Sharps Safety

There are an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 needlesticks and other skin punctures or cuts among health care workers each year. About half of these incidents are not reported to employers. A needlestick or other exposure from a used needle or other sharp device carries the risk of infection with serious and even deadly diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-17 15:59:25
Description There are an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 needlesticks and other skin punctures or cuts among health care workers each year. About half of these incidents are not reported to employers. A needlestick or other exposure from a used needle or other sharp device carries the risk of infection with serious and even deadly diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.
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Resource Type
Format
Subject
Source AFSCME
Keyword Worker safety, Manual
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-17 15:55:02
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2011-02-15 17:13:08
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-17 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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