Oregon OSHA Health and Safety


August 2015

Ask Technical


What is the best practice for keeping a sharps injury log? I have heard that the sharps injury log should be part of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan and also that it must be part of the OSHA 300 Log.



The Bloodborne Pathogens standard requires a sharps injury log and you must record all injuries caused by contaminated sharps in that log. However, if you are required to maintain an OSHA 300 Log, you can use the OSHA 300 Log as your sharps injury log – just be sure to record sharps-related injuries on their own page.

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