Category: Bloodborne pathogens

Safety and Health for Tattooists and Piercers

Based on visits to tattooing and piercing studios and interviews with artists, researchers from NIOSH found that many artists and piercers had concerns about exposures to blood and bloodborne diseases.  Read More >

Posted on by Amy Mobley and Everett Lehman49 CommentsTags

Preventing Needlesticks in Surgical Personnel

Each year an estimated 385,000 needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries are sustained by hospital-based healthcare personnel; an average of 1,000 sharps injuries per day.  Read More >

Posted on by Walter Alarcon, MD, MSc6 CommentsTags ,

Body Art

Tattoo artists and body piercers are at increased risk of coming in contact with blood in the workplace, which may increase their exposure to bloodborne diseases. NIOSH recommends safe work practices to decrease body artists' exposure to blood and improve safety and health.  Read More >

Posted on by Everett Lehman, MS, MBA, and Amy Mobley, MS130 CommentsTags , ,