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NIOSH advice: Preventing exposure to sterilants
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health offers the following advice for reducing the risk of exposure to sterilants:
What hospital managers can do:
What employees can do:
Source: Sylvain D, Gibbins J. Evaluation of worker exposures to peracetic acid-based sterilant during endoscope reprocessing. Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 2006-0298-3090. www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2006-0298-3090.pdf.