The Center for Patient Safety is joining the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s campaign for Patient Safety Awareness Week, from March 12-18th, 2023. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. During this week, IHI seeks to advance important discussions locally and globally, and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system — for patients and the workforce.

Patient Safety Awareness Week serves as a dedicated time and platform for growing awareness about patient safety and recognizing the work already being done. Learn More

Also see OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention webpage for more information on how to protect workers and patients from needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries that may expose them to bloodborne pathogens.

Upcoming OSHA #7200 Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Classes