Refuse collection

Those working in refuse collection, street cleaning and ground maintenance may be exposed to BBV and associated risks from exposure to discarded needles resulting in potential needle stick injuries.

Guidance exists from Health Protection Scotland - Sharps in the community guidance note series GN4 10/99

This guidance note provides information on good practice for the removal of sharps from the community and the removal of blood spillages associated with discarded sharps, together with advice on the collection of discarded sharps and the storage and disposal of discarded sharps and advice should an employee suffer n injury from discarded sharps.

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Updated 2022-05-13