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2013-08-22 12:27:45

Safe in Common Measures the Cost of Injury Prevention Against Alarming Rate of Healthcare Personnel Injuries NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Needlestick and sharps injuries affect more than half a million healthcare personnel every year, creating over $1 billion in preventable healthcare costs every year and an immeasurable emotional toll on millions of healthcare personnel, according to a Safe in Common review of U.S. healthcare industry statistics. Safe in Common (SIC)--a...

2013-06-20 08:27:34

Non-Profit Issues Guidelines for Safety to Make Healthcare Worker Injuries a "Never Event" FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing mission to eliminate needlestick and sharps injuries in healthcare, Safe in Common (SIC) has issued the "Top 10 Golden Rules of Safety." This set of guidelines was outlined in conjunction with supporters to unify the industry around efforts to fight needlestick injuries and raise awareness about effective prevention...

2013-06-07 12:24:09

Non-Profit to Raise Awareness and Support for Needlestick Safety and Safer Engineering Controls Among Audience of Infection Prevention Personnel FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe in Common (SIC), a non-profit organization of healthcare safety advocates, announced that it will exhibit at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's (APIC) 40(th) Annual Educational Conference & International Meeting, hosted in Ft. Lauderdale,...

2013-03-27 08:33:07

Non-Profit to Raise Awareness and Support for Needlestick with Audience of Student Nurses CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe in Common, a non-profit organization of healthcare safety advocates, today announced it will exhibit at the National Student Nurses' Association's Annual Convention, which will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, from April 3-7. During the conference, Safe in Common will exhibit at booth #214. The Organization seeks...

2013-02-20 12:26:24

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,150 global healthcare leaders and personnel registered for Safe in Common's online conference, "The Unfinished Agenda: Addressing the Challenges," as an on-going indication of the healthcare industry demand for unification surrounding protection from needlestick and sharps injuries. As part of the non-profit organization's on-going series of events, Safe in Common convened a panel of experts on February 5(th) for an interactive discussion...

2013-01-11 08:21:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe in Common (SIC), the non-profit organization of healthcare safety advocates dedicated to eradicating needlestick and sharps-related injuries, today opened registration for its second online conference in a series of events addressing needlestick and sharps safety. The conference, "The Unfinished Agenda: Addressing the Challenges," will take place on February 5 at 1:00pm ET. As part of The Unfinished Agenda series of online events, Safe in...

2012-11-29 12:28:48

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 78 percent of the world's healthcare leaders and personnel who attended Safe in Common's online conference, "The Unfinished Agenda," believe that needlestick injuries have not been eliminated in their work places, reinforcing the fact that there is much to be done in needlestick and sharps related prevention. According to more than half of conference attendees, the answer to protecting healthcare personnel lies in safer engineering controls....

2012-11-12 12:26:41

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe in Common (SIC), the non-profit organization of healthcare safety advocates dedicated to eradicating needlestick and sharps-related injuries, has fielded hundreds of questions from across the globe as it convenes a panel of healthcare safety experts this week to address "The Unfinished Agenda," the first-ever multi-media exploration of the past, present and future of needlestick safety. More than 800 members of the global healthcare community,...

2012-09-13 06:30:20

Non-Profit Will Exhibit as Part of Campaign to Raise Awareness and Support for Needlestick Safety and Safer Engineering Controls for Healthcare Personnel SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe in Common (SIC), the non-profit organization of healthcare safety advocates dedicated to eradicating needlestick injuries, announced today it is taking part in the largest gathering of emergency room nurses during the Emergency Nurses Association Annual Conference from September...

2012-09-06 02:32:49

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe in Common (SIC) today encouraged the United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to build on the lessons learned in the United States as it reviews the development of national laws designed to protect healthcare personnel from needlestick injuries. Safe in Common is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting 5.6 million U.S. healthcare workers at risk of needlestick injury. The Chairperson of Safe in Common, Dr. Mary Foley, has been...