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  • Where Does OSHA Stand on the Issue of Surgical Smoke?
    Where Does OSHA Stand on the Issue of Surgical Smoke?
    As far back as 1996, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified surgical smoke as a hazard. In a survey fielded in 2011, NIOSH found that best practices to minimize exposure to surgical smoke had not been...
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  • Become an Advocate for Safety in the OR
    Become an Advocate for Safety in the OR
    Nurses often work in settings where they are exposed to chemical, biological, and physical hazards. Among the most commonly identified perils for nurses are workplace violence, verbal abuse, musculoskeletal injuries incurred from lifting and patient transfers, needlesticks and sharps injuries,...
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  • Is surgical smoke dangerous? Let’s look at the facts
    Is surgical smoke dangerous? Let’s look at the facts
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan, noted American statesman and scholar, once famously said: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”   In our industry, there are those who contend that existing research doesn’t support claims about the...
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