When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced plans last year to survey ambulatory surgical centers for their compliance with the federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, I decided that the centers I led should be proactive instead of reactive. This meant gaining — and acting upon — a clear understanding of what OSHA required, instead of waiting for the possibility of a surveyor at the door and then correcting the shortcomings she discovered.
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