You are dealing with sharp instruments, but they really shouldn't be pointed in your direction if you're using them correctly. You'll need to be more worried about picking up infectious diseases (but then that is why you're wearing the mask and gloves). And sadly a lot of surgeons didn't know enough when AIDS hit—surgeons cut themselves all the time during surgery and…bad things happened. And then don't forget the long-term effects of being on your feet all day. Including Tired Feet Syndrome. You may be referred to an Ottoman Specialist.