Frequently Asked Questions

What is a needlestick injury?

Needlestick injuries are skin puncture wounds caused by hypodermic needles. Needlestick injuries are a risk for people who work with hypodermic syringes, scalpels, blades and other sharps; such injuries can occur any time when people use, disassemble, or dispose of needles. One of the most common hazards is a needle stick related to disposing the needle in a sharp disposal container.

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