The US and the EU authorities have recognized a global crisis in needlestick injuries (NSIs). The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was concerned enough to bring in the US Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000, endorsing the use of safe needles or needleless devices in medical settings. Then in 2013, the European Commission passed the Health and Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations, making specific, detailed recommendations to strengthen their existing safety laws regarding the duties of healthcare employers.