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Q&A: Bloodborne pathogens fines in hospitals

OSHA Healthcare Connection, November 16, 2010

Q: Thanks for providing OSHA violation and fine data for medical and dental practices, but what do you have for bloodborne pathogens fines in hospitals?

A: The most frequent OSHA bloodborne pathogens fine for general medical and surgical hospitals was:

  • 910.1030(d)(2)(i) Engineering and work practice controls not used to eliminate or minimize employee exposure. Average fine: $1,371.

The most expensive fine was:

  • 1910.1030(c)(1)(ii)(B) Incomplete exposure control plan on methods of compliance, HIV and HBV research laboratories and production facilities, hepatitis B vaccination and postexposure evaluation and follow-up, communication of hazards to employees, and recordkeeping. Average fine: $4,960.

For more details on OSHA fines in hospitals, see “BBP Violations Carry Hefty OSHA fines” under the Bloodborne Pathogens heading on the Tools page.

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