Facts and Figures

All over India, children scavenge in the filth for discarded syringe needles to sell back to hospitals. The needles, used again and again, kill at least 300,000 people a year.
    â€”The Times of London

A safety engineered needle that can only be used one time, and one time only, costs only fractions of a penny more than the needles that can be reused.

Clinton signs NSPA

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Vein Entry Indication Safety Devices
by Ron Stoker, Founder, International Sharps Injury Prevention Society

The Needlestick Safety Act Intent (PDF)
Published by Becton, Dickinson and Company 2000

2008 American Nurses Assn. Study of Views on Workplace Safety and Needlestick Injuries (PDF)
From Inviro Medical

GPOs and the Needlestick Crisis (PDF)
Paper By Patricia Earl and Phillip L. Zweig

Children scavage for used needles that kill 300,000 annually (PDF)
Article from the Sunday Times of London

Initiative on the Future of Nursing (PDF)
Article from the ANA Maine Journal

'A Nurse's Worst Nightmare' in her own words
Needlestick awareness video by NIOSH

When and where needlestick accidents occur (PDF)
Research Hasselborn Hofmann KSTV

Vacuette Safety Brochure 2010: Costs of needle accidents (PDF)
Published by Greiner Bio-One

SEIU Guide to Preventing Needlestick Injuries (PDF)
Published by the Service Employees International Union

German Companies Dominate Needlestick Safety Inventions (PDF)
Article by NeedlestickSafety.org

Needlestick Injuries Common Among Medical Students (PDF)
by Laurie Barclay, MD

Medical Industry Leader's Comments (PDF)
Compiled by NeedlestickSafety.org

Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention
OSHA Standards

US Congressional Testimony

The following links are records from the June 18, 2009 testimony before The House Committee on Energy and the Commerce Subcommittee on Health, headed by the Honorable Frank Pallone, Chairman

Statement Of Marcia Crosse (PDF)
Director, Health Care - Government Accountability Office

Statement of William H. Maisel, MD, MPH (PDF)
Director, Medical Device Safety Institute - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Testimony of Philip J. Phillips (PDF)
before the Subcommittee On Health hearing
Medical Devices: Are Current Regulations Doing Enough For Patients?

Testimony Of Peter Lurie, MD, MPH AND Jonas Hines (PDF)
Health Research Group at Public Citizen, before the Subcommittee on Health