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Framework agreement on prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare

In 2009 the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association (HOSPEEM) and the European Public Services Union (EPSU) signed the framework agreement on prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare.

The agreement aims to:

  • achieve the safest possible working environment for employees in the hospital and healthcare sector,
  • protect workers at risk,
  • prevent injuries to workers caused by all types of sharp medical objects and instruments which are able to cut and/or prick,
  • set up an integrated approach to assessing and preventing risks as well as to training and informing workers.

The agreement was annexed to Council Directive 2010/32/EU of 10 May 2010 implementing the Framework Agreement on prevention from sharp injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector concluded by HOSPEEM and EPSU.

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