Ask the expert: Needlesticks and contract employees

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 9, 2011

Q: Who is responsible for the management of a needlestick exposure to a contract employee? A nurse from our clinic was injured in the OR where she was assisting.

A: There is a shared responsibility between the original employer (clinic) and the lessor employer (hospital), according OSHA, with the original employer responsible for all postexposure management.

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