OR remains a sharps safety hold-out

December 2010
Hospital Employee Health;Dec2010, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p140
The article provides information on the issue of safety in operating rooms (OR) inside hospitals in the U.S. It informs that the American College of Surgeons (ACS) endorsed blunt suture needles, double-gloving, using a neutral zone for passing instruments, and other safety devices in the OR, although adoption of those safety efforts has been slow. It further informs that Outside enforcement is unlikely because the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rarely inspects ORs.


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