Healthcare workers pathogen exposure risks highlighted

August 4, 2017

The International Safety Center, a global leader in occupational research and advocacy for safer workplaces, announced the release of EPINet 2015 U.S. hospital surveillance data, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website. 

The Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet) provides healthcare facilities with a standardized system for tracking the occupational exposures that put healthcare staff at risk. 

The center also announced the availability of a new Consensus Statement and Call to Action, which documents the role conventional healthcare worker uniforms play in the spread of pathogens and highlights the need to address the high rate of exposures and illness experienced by healthcare workers. 

The EPINet surveillance system includes employee incident reports on Needlestick and Sharp Object Injuries and on Blood and Body Fluid Exposures. 

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