NJ Hospital Fined $55,000 for Failure to Protect Employees from Needlesticks and Bloodborne Pathogens

April 20, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​A New Jersey hospital will be fined a proposed $55,000 for failure to protect its employees from needlestick injuries and bloodborne pathogens, said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA opened its investigation after a compliance officer looking at a separate complaint found an "unusual amount" of bloodborne pathogens and needlestick exposure in the hospital's OSHA 300 logs.

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