Exposure rate of needlestick and sharps injuries among Australian veterinarians

  title={Exposure rate of needlestick and sharps injuries among Australian veterinarians},
  author={Peter A Leggat and Derek R. Smith and Richard Speare},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology (London, England)},
  pages={25 - 25}
BACKGROUND Needlestick and sharps injuries (NSI) represent an important occupational health issue in veterinary practice. Little is known about the distribution and correlates of NSI among Australian veterinarians. METHODS A questionnaire-based NSI survey was mailed to 1094 veterinarians registered with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland during 2006. RESULTS A total of 664 surveys were returned from 1038 eligible participants (response rate 64.0%) with 56.8% being male, around one… CONTINUE READING


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