Asia/Asia Pacific - Policy and Legislation

to protect healthcare workers from occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens

Regional summary: No country in the Asia/Asia Pacific region currently has a policy or law mandating the use of safety-engineered needles or sharp devices. In Australia, three states -- New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria -- have policy guidelines or directives regarding sharps injuries and needlestick prevention.

The Center is conducting a country-by-country search for relevant occupational safety and health policies or guidelines regarding the protection of healthcare workers from occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens.

If you are aware of pertinent policies or guidelines related to healthcare worker safety or occupational exposure prevention in any countries in this region, please send information here .

- Policy and guidelines, by country:

 
NOTE TO VISITORS:

As of January 2013, this website is no longer being
actively updated. It will continue to be accessible
as a UVA site for its research and historical value.

The information and documents available on the site continue to be relevant for researchers in the area of sharps safety and protection of healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogen exposures.

For additional resources, go to: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/pub/epinet

EPINet data for 2010 and 2011
Consensus Statement and Call to Action on Sharps Safety released March 2012