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OSHA cites ASCs most for bloodborne pathogens

Hospital Safety Insider, November 3, 2011

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OSHA has been citing more ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) and physician offices for Bloodborne Pathogen Standard violations.

ASCs lack exposure control plans, fail to use safety devices, and do not provide free training during work hours, according to the October and November issues of AORN Journal. OSHA has increased medical facility inspections over the past four years, leading to more citations, including failure to immediately remove personal protective equipment, which incurred the largest fines.

Source: Infection Control Today



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