International Healthcare Worker Safety Center
The International Healthcare Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia Health System is dedicated to the prevention of occupational transmission of bloodborne pathogens. Under the direction of Janine Jagger, M.P.H., Ph.D., the Center has been a leader in conducting epidemiological research on needlesticks and blood exposures and advocating for a safer healthcare workplace since 1994. The EPINet surveillance system was developed by Dr. Jagger in 1991 to provide healthcare facilities with a standardized system for tracking occupational blood exposures; it is now used by over 1000 hospitals in the U.S. The Center collects data from approximately 70 hospitals using EPINet (referred to as the "EPINet network"). You can print out a variety of EPINet data reports by clicking on "About EPINet," above.
For information on accessing electronic versions of articles from the Center's publication, Advances in Exposure Prevention, click here.
To order the Center's book, Preventing
Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens: Articles from Advances
in Exposure Prevention, 1993-2004, click here.
If you have technical questions regarding the
EPINet surveillance program, you may email Ginger Parker at:
NOTE TO VISITORS:
For updated information go to: www.InternationalSafetyCenter.org
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