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Agency conducts 'special emphasis' inspections
In the next issue of Infection Control for Physician Practice, we begin our ongoing coverage of compliance and enforcement issues for physician offices under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's bloodborne pathogen standard. Contrary to a general misconception, physician offices are not exempt from the requirements, and OSHA is conducting some "special emphasis" inspections to reinforce that point. Look for specific information you can use to avoid OSHA citations and stay in compliance in our next issue.