Regulations sharpened up for health-care employers and workers

New regulations to control the risks posed by needles and other 'sharps' in health care are about to come into force. Read More

Nurses injured by sharps at risk of psychiatric trauma

New research has revealed that people who experience needlestick injuries can suffer persistent and substantial psychiatric illness, or depression. Read More

Medical needles – BD Vacutainer Eclipse Signal Blood Collection Needle

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has launched its new Vacutainer Read More

HSE invites comments on sharps legislation

The HSE has opened a consultation period on proposed legislation to protect health-care workers from sharps injuries. Read More

Health-care injuries in sharp focus

Inspired by requests from health-care professionals, medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) has published a set of management guides designed to bring health-care organisations up to speed with the EU's directive on the prevention of sharps injuries, and help them plan a compliance strategy. Read More

Health worker’s virus infection was “entirely preventable”

A health-care worker contracted the hepatitis C virus following a needlestick injury at a Worcestershire hospital. Read More

UCATT warns workers about needlestick injuries

Construction union UCATT is warning house maintenance workers to keep an eye out for dirty needles while working in empty properties. Read More

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