Safety

Q&A: Sterilizer records and logs

OSHA Healthcare Connection, September 22, 2009

Q: What is the OSHA regulation on retaining sterilization records and logs?

A: There is not an OSHA standard referencing sterilizer (autoclave) record retention, but the CDC recommends a three-year record retention policy.

See “Ask the expert: Retaining sterilization records and logs” for other considerations on this matter and to download a free sterilizer log.

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