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Sharps and sharps containers warning

25th January 2013

The Department of Health website has issued a warning concerning the transportation of sharps and sharps containers in staff vehicles.

The warning on the DH site explained: "Exposed or inadequately protected sharps left in healthcare staff vehicles put occupants and service personnel at risk of needle stick injury. Healthcare staff who travel in the community and carry sharps (used or unused) in the course of their work should follow a safe system of working at all times, in line with their local clinical and waste disposal policies. Sharps should always be stored safely and securely."


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Article Information

Title: Sharps and sharps containers warning
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23593
Date Added: 25th Jan 2013


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