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Slide 31


    Title: Sharps Injury Log
    Type: Text Slide

    At a minimum, the log must contain, for each incident:

    • Type and brand of device involved
    • Department or area of incident
    • Description of incident
    Speaker Notes:

    Type and brand must be documented if it is known. ["If known", refers to situations where a stick occurred through trash or bedding; mostly in housekeeping and maintenance. If attempting to determine the type and brand of a device would increase the potential for an exposure, do not proceed (i.e., do not attempt to remove it from sharps container). Simply list the area of occurrence and a description of the incident.]

    As employers, it is important to review your log frequently to determine where needlesticks are occurring and why. This is the rationale behind logging specific information about each incident, as required by the revised standard.