Report EPSU 8th Congress: European Hospital Social Partners announce EU-wide agreement on Medical Sharps injuries

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First EU wide text agreed by Hospital trade unions and employers set to prevent over one million injuries per year.

(9 June 2009, Brussels). The European Hospital Social Partners - The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) represented by the President of EPSU health Committee, Karen Jennings and the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association (HOSPEEM) represented by General Secretary, Godfrey Perera have announced, before 600 trade union leaders attending the EPSU Congress, a European agreement, which is set to prevent over 1 million medical sharp injuries per year, for healthcare workers.

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