Survey of Sharps used in Suites, Salons, Shops, and Spas.
The elimination of percutaneous injuries (finger and skin pricking) associated with the use of Suture Needles (Sew-in Needle) is a priority of your Sharps Injury Prevention Program Committee.

Currently, this type of device accounts for 100% of our sharps injuries each year.

One prevention strategy under consideration is the replacement of our conventional Suture Needles (Sew-in Needle) with a device or devices with safety features.

We want to ensure that all areas of the organization that might be affected by the decisions
of this committee have input into the decision-making process.

Our first step is to conduct an organization-wide survey to identify users of the current device and their unique needs.

Please complete the attached survey, and return it to June 25th, 2019 by July 25th, 2019.

If you have any questions about the survey or the plans of the committee, you may call (612)407-2824
Your Name *
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Your State *
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1. Do you use sew-in needles ? *
2. Do you obtain this device from the local beauty supply area?
3. For which of the following procedures do you use this device? *
4. Do you ever use a sew-in needle without an attached protection? *
5. What kind of sew-in needles are used by you?(Check all that apply.) *
6. Is the sew-in needle used with other equipment where compatibility might be a concern when considering other devices? *
7. Do you need to be able to change needles after or between wefts? *
8. Do you have any purposes or needs associated with the sew-in needle that you consider unique from other beauty salons?
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Survey to Measure Hair Braiding’s Perceptions of a Culture of Safety
The Sharps Injury Prevention Program at ecoHair Braiders Association, LLC. is conducting an anonymous, voluntary survey of staff to assess how well we are doing in promoting safety in our healthcare organization.

Please answer the following questions and return this form to Denise. Your responses are important and will be used to guide future improvements in our overall safety program.

Please circle the number that most closely reflects your agreement or disagreement with each of the
following statements.
1. The safety of workers is a priority in this hair braiding/styling organization.
2. Safety issues are an ongoing agenda item for discussion during salon/shop meetings. *
3. The organization encourages and rewards the recognition and reporting of errors and hazardous conditions. *
4. Personal accountability for safety is assessed during annual performance evaluations. *
5. Hazardous problems are quickly corrected once they are brought to my/ management’s attention. *
6. Sharps containers are available where and when I need them to dispose of sew-in needles and other sharp devices. *
7. Employees and management work together to ensure the safest possible hair braiding/styling environment for customers and hair braiders/stylists. *
8. Safety training is part of development orientations and programs. *
9. The organization provides devices to prevent needlestick injuries. *
10. I would not fear being criticized or reprimanded for reporting a sharps injury that I sustained. *
What best describes your occupation/work area? (Check one.) *
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Survey of Healthcare Personnel on Occupational Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids
Dear Hair Stylist,

The ecoHair Braiders Association, LLC. is conducting a survey to assess our program for reporting and managing
occupational exposures to blood and body fluids.

Your feedback on this program is important and will help identify improvements to better serve our workforce.

It will only take a few minutes to complete the attached form.

All of your responses are confidential.

Once they are collected, there will be no way to connect your name with the survey you complete.

Your responses will be combined with others in order to determine how we can improve our services.

If you need help completing this survey or have any questions, please ask Denise at (612) 407-2824.

When you have completed the survey, please return it to

Thank you in advance for providing this information.
1. Which of the following best describes your occupation/work area? (Check one.) *
2.What is the number of customers you have a day getting a sew-in weave? *
Your answer
Cleaning of sew-in needles
Part A. Reporting Occupational Exposures
The following questions are about exposures to blood or body fluids, including injuries from sharp objects
such as needles or blood or body fluid contact to the eyes, mouth, or skin.
3. Does our organization have a procedure/protocol for reporting exposures to blood and body fluids? *
4. Who would you contact first if you were injured by a sew-in needle or sharp object, or if you were exposed to blood or body fluid? *
5. In the past 12 months, have you been injured by a sharp object, such as a sew-in needle or razor blade that was previously used on a customer? *
6. In the past 12 months, did blood or body fluids come in direct contact with your finger, mouth, or skin? *
7. If you had an exposure that you did not report, please indicate the reasons for not reporting:(Check all that apply.) *
Part B. Postexposure Experience
Please answer the following questions only if you had an exposure to blood or body fluids that you
reported to a supervisor or health official.
8. Where did you go to receive care after you were injured by a sew-in needle or other sharp object, or were exposed to blood or body fluid? *
If you received treatment for your injury or splash, please circle the number that best describes your experience with the health service where you received care.
1. I was seen in a timely manner. *
Strongly agree
Strongly disagree
2. I was given sufficient information to make a decision about postexposure treatment. *
Strongly agree
Strongly disagree
3. My questions were answered to my satisfaction. *
Strongly agree
Strongly disagree
4. I was encouraged to call or come back if I had any concerns. *
Strongly agree
Strongly disagree
5. Staff made me feel that it was important to report my exposure. *
Strongly agree
Strongly disagree
6. I did not feel rushed during my visit. *
Strongly agree
Strongly disagree
7. The place where I received treatment was convenient for me. *
Strongly agree
Strongly disagree
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