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For more resources, go to the Center's

Global Initiative for Healthcare Worker Safety

Visit the conference homepage for the

"Tenth Anniversary of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act: Mapping Progress, Charting a Future Path"

Nov. 5-6, 2010
Charlottesville, VA

Now available:
- Speaker presentations
- Video of keynote address
- Slide show

... and more.

 About the 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.

The Center welcomes your comments and inquiries. We are especially interested in hearing from health care workers who have an occupationally acquired illness as a result of a needlestick or other blood exposure. You can contact us at epinet@virginia.edu.

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