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Needlestick risks during non-search activity

It is predictable that you will encounter used needles even when you’re not searching anyone

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Law enforcement and custody officers are well aware of the dangers of hypodermic needles. Because of this, officers seem to be very cautious when searching for known I-V drug users. But because we can’t always know if the person we are searching has a needle, we should always follow a safe search protocol explains risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham in this tip.

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Gordon Graham has been actively involved in law enforcement since 1973. He spent nearly 10 years as a very active motorcycle officer while also attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC to do his graduate work in Safety and Systems Management with an emphasis on Risk Management, and Western State University to obtain his law degree. In 1982 he was promoted to sergeant and also admitted to the California State Bar and immediately opened his law offices in Los Angeles.