Safety and BD


Needlestick injuries put healthcare workers across Europe at risk of serious infection every day.

This involves possible infection from 30 potentially dangerous blood-borne pathogens, including:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV

The danger of infection is greater during procedures using hollow-bore needles, such as:

  • Blood collection
  • IV cannulation
  • Percutaneously-placed syringes


BD pioneered the development of safety-engineered medical devices and has been at the forefront of this field for nearly two decades. No company has committed more money, human resources or technological know-how to reducing sharps injuries. BD's range of safety products includes hundreds of catalogue items for injection, infusion therapy, sample collection, surgery and sharps disposal.

For many years, BD has been helping healthcare workers to stay safe and minimise their risk of needlestick injury:

  • It is our goal to work with customers to create a culture of safety for all healthcare workers
  • We have already invested over $500 million in manufacturing and R&D, with the approval of 75 new patents for safety devices over the past 12 years

At BD, we are committed to raising awareness of the everyday risks faced by healthcare workers and the precautions they can adopt to improve safety.