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.