Disposal of Phlebotomy Collection Devices

Disposal of Phlebotomy Collection Devices

Regulatory- In order to prevent potential worker exposure to the contaminated hollow bore needle at both the front and back ends, the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) and OSHA Instruction CPL 2-2.69, requires immediate disposal of the entire blood tube holder unit, with needle attached after activation of the safety feature, into a sharps container.

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