Needlestick Safety & Prevention Resources


The following resources represent comprehensive information on needlestick safety and prevention by various governmental, nonprofit and advocacy organizations.

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen and Needlestick Prevention – Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s page includes Federal and State legislation and detailed description of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.
CDC  and NIOSH – needlestick safety resources including general resources on bloodborne pathogens,  safe needle disposal, engineering controls and many other resources.
ISIPS- International Sharps Injury Prevention Society -provides resources on needle safe devices. Also check out their comprehensive needlestick safety resources page.
Needlestick Safety – provides information education and resources on needle safe medical devices, needle design flaws and needle safety legislation.
American Nurses Association – ANA represents over 300,000 American nurses and is a leading advocate on needlestick safety and prevention
International Healthcare Worker Safety Center – provides dedicated research and advocacy on needlestick safety and prevention.  EpiNet, Exposure Prevention Information Network is part of the center, providing standardized methods for recording and tracking percutaneous injuries and blood and body fluid contacts.
TCIDT – Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies brings together healthcare workers, product designers, and industrial hygienists who are committed to improving the design and evaluation of medical devices and equipment to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Safe In Common – established to enhance and save the lives of U.S. healthcare personnel at risk of harm from needlestick injuries.  Organization provides comprehensive resources and is currently leading a Needlestick Safety Advocacy Tour across the U.S. to further advocate on these issues.
ECRI – Health Devices Group at ECRI Institute tests safety prevention devices, providing comparative evaluations and ratings and needlestick safety and prevention resources. Also publishes Top Ten Hazards in Healthcare which has consistently included needlesticks in recent years.