|Document ID (ISN)||56928|
|Convention or series no.
||A guide to the safe handling of sharps: Occupational health and safety manual for health care institutions
||Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Association, 150 Ferrand Drive, Don Mills, Ontario M3C 1H6, Canada, 1989. 31p. Illus. 75 ref.
||This training guide presents methods for the safe handling of sharps. Many of the recommendations have not been tested for effectiveness; most are based on logic and common sense, rather than scientific evaluation. Issues covered: disposal of used sharps, sharps containers, waste disposal, sharps contaminated with cytotoxic drugs, injury prevention, and puncture wound follow-up. A sample reporting form and survey are included.
||disposal of harmful waste; injection injuries; training material; health hazards; nursing personnel
||Canada; infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; safe working methods; training manuals; hospitals; biological hazards; immunodeficiency syndrome
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Waste collection and disposal
Health care services