Safe use of needles and other sharps

Exposure to unscreened human blood or tissue carries a potential risk of contracting a blood-borne infection such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Although the risk of acquiring infection in this way is low, the universal precautions for people working with human blood or tissue should be scrupulously observed to minimise it.

In summary:

For more information on what to do in the event of sharps or needlestick injury please use the following link:

Sharps, splash, bite and needlestick injuries

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