European Hospital & Healthcare Employers’ Association

Final report – follow-up on the Directive 2010/32/EU on the prevention from sharps injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector

On 13 February 2019, the first meeting of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital Sector, HOSPEEM and EPSU adopted the final report for the “Follow-up on the Directive 2010/32/EU on the prevention from sharps injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector” as part of the ongoing HOSPEEM-EPSU Work Programme 2017 – 2019.

The report provides information on the role and influence of social partners in relevant processes and at different levels with EPSU and HOSPEEM members on the effective transposition and implementation of the Directive transposition.

The report builds on 30 replies from HOSPEEM members and EPSU affiliates (in 3 cases joint replies) from 20 countries, including from outside the EU also from Norway and Serbia. It also contains recommendations to the national and EU-level social partners, to European institutions (in particular to the European Commission and EU-OSHA) and to EU MS.

Previously, in 2012-2013 a joint project took place in relation to the Directive 2010/32/EU on medical sharps on the basis of which a Final Report (available in EN, FR, DE, ES and PL) was also elaborated.

The present report was the second follow-up activity by HOSPEEM and EPSU in relation to the Directive 2010/32/EU after the joint project in 2012 and 2013.

Final report