he employer shall establish and maintain a sharps injury log for the recording of percutaneous injuries from contaminated sharps. The information in the sharps injury log shall be recorded and maintained in such manner as to protect the confidentiality of the injured employee. The sharps injury log shall contain, at a minimum:
The type and brand of device involved in the incident,
The department or work area where the exposure incident occurred, and
An explanation of how the incident occurred.
The sharps injury log shall be maintained for the period required by 29 CFR 1904.33.
The requirement to establish and maintain a sharps injury log shall apply to any employer who is required to maintain a log of occupational injuries and illnesses under 29 CFR part 1904.