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Safety Improvements and Training

Safe Handling & Disposal of Hypodermic Needles

Safety Improvements and Training
Inhouse

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Typology Short course
Methodology Inhouse
Duration 1 Day
  • Short course
  • Inhouse
  • Duration:
    1 Day
Description

This course aims to help delegates understand and avoid the risks of dealing with needle stick injuries

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Course programme

Safe Handling & Disposal of Hypodermic Needles

Duration - One day.

Discarded sharps can present a risk of needle stick injury. Infection from such an injury can lead to severe health conditions.

Any personnel whose job involves site maintenance/cleaning activities are most likely to be at risk. Litter picking, emptying litter bins and general grounds maintenance work are all tasks where discarded syringes may be discovered.

This course aims to help delegates understand and avoid the risks of dealing with needle stick injuries.

The Syllabus includes

Typical locations where needles and other drug related sharp instruments are found
Who is exposed to needles / sharp instruments
Safe handling and disposal of needles / sharp instruments
Potential health hazards
Action to be taken in the event of injury by needles / sharp instruments
The law applicable to handling and disposal of needles / sharp instruments
Biological risks
Risk Assessment Procedures
Handling transportation and disposal
Development of a policy to formulate a strategy for identification and disposal of needles / sharp instruments


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