Sharps Safety

Sharps are devices like needles, scalpels, and other tools that cut or go into the skin. They are prevalent in all fields of work and as such their safety considerations are often overlooked. Learning how to safely handle sharps is important to prevent accidental needle punctures and cuts. Some key considerations users should have when handling sharps include:

  • Checking if there is a means to perform the work without using sharps
  • Ensuring there is a sharps disposal container present before sharps work starts
  • Knowing the hazards of the materials being injected/collected if working with needles

Further guideline on sharps use is available in the following link: