Developing a community sharps management plan

Objectives

10 Step planning process

Risk management process

(see the Community Sharps Management Guidelines for an example of a Community Sharps Management Plan)

The key objectives identified for a Community Sharps Management Plan are:

  1. Maximise appropriate community sharps disposal
    In partnership with other key stakeholders, Council will - Encourage broad community participation in the safe disposal of community sharps by providing and promoting accessible and affordable community sharps disposal options.
  2. Minimise needle stick injury
    In partnership with other key stakeholders, Council will - Reduce the potential for needlestick injuries to occur by providing information, training, personal protective equipment, and responsive management systems.
  3. Monitor for effective performance
    In partnership with other key stakeholders, Council will - Meet legislative requirements and community expectations through effective performance management.

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