The European Biosafety Network has today published a guide to help workers achieve rapid and comprehensive implementation of the European Directive. The EU Directive will ensure the safest possible working environment for healthcare workers through prevention from sharps injuries and gives a legal effect to a framework agreement concluded by the employers and the trade unions of the hospital and healthcare sector (HOSPEEM and EPSU) on 17 July 2009. The guide is available below.

For more information please refer to the European Biosafety Network’s Guidance paper: Prevention of Sharps Injuries in the Hospital and Healthcare Sector, Implementation Guidance for the EU Framework Agreement, Council Directive and Associated National Legislation. This can be found along with other information about the Directive in the resources section of the website.

Don’t forget the EBN Guidance for Implementation is now available in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.