Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA recommends and helps implements safer needle devices and other instruments that are made with a higher engineering standard and additional safety features. This reduces the risk of injuries caused by needles and other sharps objects which helps prevent contamination and disease in the operating room. Check out their page on Needlestick & Sharps Injuries for more information.

Want to learn more about potential safety hazards in the OR? One of our sources, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), provides helpful information on certain safety hazards, such as exposure to bloodborne pathogens from needlestick injuries.

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