The importance of preventing sharps and needle stick injuries

Needle stick injuries are wounds caused by needles that accidentally puncture the skin. Sharps basically include any object that is able to cut the skin, such as scalpels, razor blades, scissors, metal wire, pins, staples, cutters, and glass items. Needle stick and sharps injuries are a major hazard for people who work with hypodermic syringes and other needle equipment. They may happen at any time of using, disassembling, or disposal. The risk of sharps and… Read More