The European Biosafety Network is the home for information and resources to support the rapid implementation of the European Commission Directive on the prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector.

The Directive


The proposal for a Council Directive implementing the Framework Agreement on prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector concluded by HOSPEEM and EPSU.


The Directive as published in the Official Journal of the European Union 1st June 2010.

European Biosafety Network Practical Toolkit for Implementation

Toolkit for the Implementation of European Directive on Prevention from Sharps Injuries (Council Directive 2010/32/EU) in Member States

European Biosafety Network Toolkit 2011

Implementation Guidance

Prevention of Sharps Injuries in the Hospital and Healthcare Sector Implementation Guidance for the EU Framework Agreement, Council Directive and Associated National Legislation.

EU Sharps Injuries Implementation Guidance

Implementation Guidebook

Summary of the EU Directive and Implementation Guidance

Achieving Rapid and Comprehensive Implementation

Call For Action

A Call For Action

Implementation Updates

Implementation Update 1 – Injection Safety

Hazardous Drugs Exposure Prevention Case Study

Hazardous Drugs Exposure Prevention Guidelines - Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive

Amendments to CMD3 and implications

The Network is supported by the following organisations: