Safety

Ask the expert: Roaming with contaminated sharps

OSHA Healthcare Connection, September 20, 2011

Q: For a typical doctor’s office with treatment rooms, we have to leave the treatment room with the sharp to get to the sharps container. Is that a no-no?

A: Having to leave the room with a contaminated sharp in hand would be an OSHA violation unless you could show no feasible alternative.

Click here for more of an explanation, including a link to the relevant OSHA standard.

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