This program is designed to heighten awareness relating to needlestick injuries and to provide measures you can use to reduce these potentially serious injuries. First, we’ll look at some basic statistics and then we’ll review important safety rules, reporting injuries, and information relating to the prevention of needlestick injuries.
OSHA estimates that 5.6 million workers in the health care industry and related occupations are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. According to NIOSH, it is estimated that 800,000 needlestick injuries occur annually. This program is designed to heighten awareness in needlestick injuries and to provide measures to reduce serious injuries. (Producer: Digital 2000)