OSHA Cites Ambulatory Surgical Center for Bloodborne Pathogens Violations

March 13, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Health System


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a New Jersey ambulatory surgical center for 10 serious safety violations related to bloodborne pathogens hazards, states a March 5, 2013, OSHA news release. Following a complaint, OSHA launched an August 2012 investigation of the facility that uncovered the violations, which include failure to counsel an employee who was stuck with a contaminated needle, failure to test the employee's blood in a timely manner, and failure to provide appropriate medicine to the employee to prevent possible contraction of a disease.

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