This 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health Hazard Evaluation Program looked at needle-stick injuries (NSIs) and exposure to bloodborne pathogens among law enforcement officers in a City of Ohio. The report compiles information about NSIs and blood exposure events experienced by law enforcement officers in the city between 2011 and 2016 and reviews the departments bloodborne pathogen exposure policies. The report concludes with recommendations to improve policies, procedures and training.
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Evaluation of Needlestick Injuries and Other Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens Among Officers in a City Police Department
A report on needle-stick injuries (NSIs) and bloodborne pathogen exposure among law enforcement personnel in a city in Ohio and recommendations for improving policy regarding NSIs.