Sharps injuries in healthcare waste handlers.

  title={Sharps injuries in healthcare waste handlers.},
  author={J. Ian Blenkharn and C Odd},
  journal={The Annals of occupational hygiene},
  volume={52 4},
Clinical waste disposal carries with it a risk of serious and possibly life-threatening infection. Combining confidential questionnaires and structured interviews with discrete observation, the attitudes and approach to safe handling of bulk clinical wastes by staff in a specialist waste treatment facility were assessed. With particular attention to glove use and hand hygiene, observations were supplemented by review of group-wide accident and incident records, with emphasis on sharps injuries… CONTINUE READING


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