Safety

Needlesticks make 2011 top 10 hazard list

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 14, 2010

The ECRI Institute ranks needlesticks as eighth on its list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2011, saying that the number of reports is staggering even with the emphasis on training and prevention during the past 20 years.

Each year the ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, publishes a top 10 list of technology hazards.

Click here for more on the ECRI assessment of needlesticks and to see what other hazards made the list.

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