Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-1.11
Needlestick Safety And Injury Prevention Act

SECTION 23-1.11-8

§ 23-1.11-8. Sharps injury log.

To serve as a tool in identifying high risk areas and evaluating devices, a sharps injury log will be established and maintained by the employer. The log will be for percutaneous injuries from contaminated sharps. The information in the sharps injury log shall be recorded and maintained in such manner as to protect the confidentiality of the injured employee. The sharps injury log shall contain, at a minimum: (1) the type and brand of device involved in the incident, (2) the department work area where the exposure incident occurred, and (3) an explanation of how the incident occurred. The sharps injury log will be maintained for a period of five (5) years.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 372, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 382, § 1.)