Unformatted text preview: gerial employee/patient care providers in the identification, selection, and
evaluation of effective engineering and work practice controls is stated with great clarity
within the directive. Frontline employee input, whether it be by surveys, participation in
safety meetings, worksite inspections, or exposure incident investigations is highlighted.
Documentation and Recordkeeping:
1. Sharps Injury Log
The International Health Care Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia has
produced a form that serves as a sharps injury report. They created EPINet, a
surveillance system that gives health care facilities a standardized system to track
exposures and injuries. Facilities can use EPINet for free and adapt it to fit any specific
The data contained in the log can be used to:
• Analyze injury frequencies by specific attributes like work units, devices, and
Identify high-risk devices and procedures.
Identify injuries that could be prevented.
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course ENGLISH 101 at Montgomery College.
- Summer '11