Q&A: Safety needle use exceptions

OSHA Healthcare Connection, July 13, 2010

Q: What reasons are acceptable to OSHA for not using a safety needle?

A: “If a safer medical device compromises patient safety, worker safety, or the medical integrity, its use would not be required,” states a June 3, 2005, letter of interpretation.

But there is a caveat. Click here to read more.

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