|Document ID (ISN)||55325|
||0-660-13481-0 (Eng); 0-660-92963-5 (fr)
|Convention or series no.
||Needlestick injuries - A summary of the occupational health concern
||Blessures par piqûre d'aiguille - Résumé des risques sur le plan professionnel [in French]|
||Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, Feb. 1990. 11p. 16 ref.
||Accidental punctures by contaminated needles can cause injection of hazardous substances, in particular, blood-borne viruses such as hepatitis and AIDS. Needlestick injuries are an occupational hazard for nursing and laboratory staff and for domestic staff encountering needles in waste. Recommended preventive measures include effective training programmes, safe handling and recapping procedures and effective waste disposal systems for used needles.
||Canada; injection injuries; biological hazards; nursing personnel; health hazards; hospitals
||disposal of harmful waste; infectious diseases; data sheet; immunodeficiency syndrome; safe working methods; infectious hepatitis
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Other industries and occupations
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases