Sentinel Event Alert 22: Preventing needlestick and sharps injuries

This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired as of March 2016. Guidance is provided by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). See the CDC’s One & Only campaign and the CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Stop Sticks campaign.

Note: Retired Alerts are not available for any purpose, including for educational, research or legal purposes. Questions should be directed to The Joint Commission’s Legal Department at 630-792-5671.