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OSHA Guideline 1910.1030(d)(4)(ii)(E)

Updated: Mar 10, 2022


Reusable sharps that are contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials shall not be stored or processed in a manner that requires employees to reach by hand into the containers where these sharps have been placed.

How does the OR return surgical instruments to your CSSD? Do they return them to your department in a way so that the staff doesn't have to reach into containers with sharps?

At Evolved Sterile Processing, our consultants have a greater focus on sterile processing. With our decades of experience, we will help you develop better processes and educational resources for your staff.

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