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6 8 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | A P R I L 2 0 1 4 Z ero citations on your OSHA review is nice, but it's really saying something when OSHA commends your sharps safety program. We were delighted to earn OSHA's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), a certification reserved for facilities that go above and beyond the agency's standard requirements. What really impressed the OSHA inspectors? Our hands-free instrument passing, double- gloving and use of the latest safety-engineered devices. • Safety scalpels. We're lucky to work with surgeons who are receptive to adapting their practices to incorporate safety devices. If there are S H A R P S S A F E T Y A Sharps Safety Program Even OSHA Could Love ARM'S LENGTH Place sharps containers next to each patient care area to make disposals quick and easy. Forest Canyon Endoscopy & Surgery Center Inspectors lauded our efforts to limit needlesticks and cuts. Jennifer Skersick, RN | Flagstaff, Ariz. OSE_1404_part2_Layout 1 4/4/14 2:39 PM Page 68

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