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    • The majority of needlesticks occur when health care workers:
      • Dispose of needles
      • Administer injections
      • Draw blood
      • Recap needles
      • Handle trash and dirty linens

    Source: Chiarello, 1992

    Speaker Notes:

    The five activities listed here are associated with the majority of needlestick injuries. When health care workers dispose of needles, administer injections, draw blood, recap needles, or handle trash and dirty linens, they are at greater risk for needlestick injuries. This may be the result of a combination of poorly designed devices and unsafe work practices.