sharps safety

Yet more needle attacks reported in the press, in Bournemouth and in Swindon. Regrettably, just two of many. This, and the more general problems associated with discarded needles and other […]

A one-off (and one on) purchase?

Sharps-proof or needlestick gloves are vitally important in safe healthcare waste management. Gloves should be appropriately sized and fit well. Between use, gloves should be aired, if necessary wiped with […]

A New Castle, Pennsylvania police officer accidentally punctured his thumb with a needle allegedly used by a man to inject heroin. Police had been called to a man who was on the ground […]

Safety sharps prevent sharps injuries. The evidence is clear, though whether this protection is due solely to better physical protection of staff or some additional subconscious increase in awareness and inherently […]

Protecting staff from sharps injury

The implementation of UK legislation to enable compliance with Council Directive 2010/32/EU is now in place and so many organisations are working hard to prepare guidance notes for healthcare providers. […]

Many Trusts and smaller organisations including PCTs and GP surgeries are struggling to implement EU Directive 2010/32/EU, or are they dragging their heels to delay the additional expenditure that will be inevitable? […]

Many waste managers and their clinical colleagues will know the value of sharps safety training that is supported by additional posters and logos etc placed prominently by general waste and sharps […]

Sharps waste recycling, and indeed recycling of materials including ATT-processed plastics, latex and metals from non-sharps waste must be an environmentally sound option when compared with incineration alone. It is […]