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The Full Value of Laboratory Risk Assessments
By Daniel J. Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA(ASQ)

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires laboratories to perform a job risk assessment for each position in the laboratory, including each employee’s risk level for exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Task and instrument assessments for risk likewise are required by OSHA. These two types of risk assessments—to staff and to instruments—are equally important and there are ways to utilize risk assessments that go above and beyond what is required in order to ensure safety throughout the laboratory staff in all circumstances. CLICK HERE to read more about comprehensive risk assessments and review a few hypothetical, yet common, risk examples encountered in clinical laboratories.

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