OSHA updates hospital eTool
Hazards faced by sonographers now are addressed in the online safety module, eTool, of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The segment provides possible solutions to musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risks and suggests equipment that could reduce the hazards.
OSHA updated other segments, including the hazards and possible solutions in the surgical suite. For example, it addresses enflurane, isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane as the waste anesthetic gases that may present an exposure hazard. Trichloroethylene, methoxyflurane, and chloroform have been removed from the list.
The Hospital eTool is available at www.osha. gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/index.html.