Q&A: Post-exposure costs and employment termination

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 19, 2009

Q: An employee left our practice before needlestick post-exposure follow up was completed. When we rehired him, he now wants us to resume and pay for testing. What’s the OSHA obligation here?

A: When a worker leaves employment, the responsibility under OSHA for post-exposure management is severed. However, there may be other considerations why you might want to resume testing. Read more at the latest Ask the Expert post on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

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