|SHARPS INJURY LOG|
Per the California Occupational Health & Safety Administration's (Cal/OSHA's) Bloodborne Pathogen Standard [8 CCR 5193c(2)], Stanford University is required to maintain a Sharps Injury Log that records every employee exposure incident involving a sharp. Supervisors are required to ensure that a Sharps Injury Log is completed and returned to EH&S for all "Sharps Injuries."
(b) this object was or is reasonably anticipated to have been contaminated with human blood, body fluids, or any other substance that is known or reasonably likely to contain or be infected with HIV, Hepatitis-B, or Hepatitis-C.
If the injury does not meet both of the conditions above, then the Sharps Injury Log does not need to be completed. Follow standard accident reporting procedures. If you are unsure as to whether the incident meets the above criteria contact the Stanford University Biosafety Officer at 725-1473.
II. Download and print the Sharps Injury Log or call 725-1473.
III. Ensure all sections of the Sharps Injury Log are completed. Some questions will require the injured employee's input.
IV. Have the injured employee sign and date the Sharps Injury Log.
V. Ensure the Sharps Injury Log is received by EH&S within 14 working days of the date the incident is first reported.
Frequently Asked Questions
"Engineered Sharps Injury Protection" means either:
(b) A physical attribute built into any other type of needle device, or into a non-needle sharp, which effectively reduces the risk of an exposure incident