Preventing healthcare workers injuries from sharp objects: the way forward for Belgium

Preventing healthcare workers injuries from sharp objects: the way forward for Belgium

Waar? Webinar

Wanneer? 29.09.2020

beMedTech, the Belgian federation of the medical technology industry, organized a survey on sharp object injuries among more than 950 nurses and lab technicians.

During this webinar, we will share the results of this survey.

We will also present the actual state of play in Europe regarding the implementation of the sharp injuries directive and look at best practices from neighbouring countries on how to approach this issue.

Finally, we will kick-off an awareness program with clear recommendations for the prevention of needlestick and cut accidents in Belgium.

Preliminary program:

  • Opening of the webinar by Maggie De Block, minister of Social Affairs and Public Health
  • Survey Assessment Implementation Sharp Injuries Directive 2010/32/EU & Problems & Action Needed
    by Mrs. Simone Mohrs, Policy Officer at the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association (HOSPEEM) & Mr. Luca Scarpiello, Policy Staff – Officer at the Health and Social Services European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)
  • Presentation of the results from the survey amongst nurses and medical lab technicians
    by Prof. dr. Jef Hendrickx of the Research group Mathematics, Education, Econometrics and Statistics (MEES) at KU Leuven
  • Best practices from neighbouring countries
    (speakers from The Netherlands & Germany tbc)
  • Conclusions & recommendations
    by Mrs. Nawal Farih, member of the Belgian Chamber Representatives and Vice President of the Commission Public Health
  • Kick-off awareness program

We gladly invite you for this webinar on Tuesday September 29th from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Let us know if you want to join us by sending an e-mail

The full program and information on how to join the webinar will follow soon.