The European Biosafety Network has today published a Summary guide to implementing, and meeting the requirements of the EU Directive which aims to achieve the safest possible working environment for healthcare workers through prevention from sharps injuries. The directive gives 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 Summary is available here:

For further 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.