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Sharps Injuries - Prevention in the NSW Public Health System

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2007_052

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Infectious diseases
Clinical/ Patient Services - Incident management
Population Health - Infection Control
Personnel/Workforce - Occupational Health & Safety
Personnel/Workforce - Learning and Development

Summary
The purpose of this policy directive and associated guidelines is to prevent or minimise sharps injuries in the NSW public health system by directing organisations to develop a sharps injury prevention program utilising a risk management framework. The document also provides guidance for organisations to meet OHS legal obligations with regards to sharps injuries

Date of Publication: 29 June 2007

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Health Protection

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Affiliated Health Organisations - Declared, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Dental Schools and Clinics, Divisions of General Practice, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service, Public Hospitals

Audience: All Staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, Community Health Centres , Dental Schools and Clinics, Divisions of General Practice, Government Medical Officers, Health Associations Unions, Health Professional Associations and Related Organisations, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Private Nursing Homes, Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 29 June 2012

Policy Manual: Not applicable

Status: Active

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