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Sharps safety in dental practices - Policy

Sharps safety in dental practice
Martin Hodgson talks about how to protect dental staff from the risk of sharps.

Dental employers must ensure that the risks of sharps injuries are adequately controlled. Where the use of sharps cannot be avoided ‘safer sharps’ should be used wherever practicable. Syringe needles should not be recapped during or after use. Used sharps should be discarded in secure waste containers provided close to the point of use.

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