Archive January, 2013 XIV, No. 1

Smoke Evacuation Success Stories

Clearing the air, for safety's sake.

David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor

surgical smoke

The hazards that surgical smoke present to your employees and the importance of evacuating plume from your procedure areas have been made abundantly clear by clinical researchers and workplace health advocates. But implementing a solution can require a change of practice, which might pose an obstacle to its adoption. How does a plan become action? A few safety-minded managers recounted how they outfitted their facilities with smoke evacuation systems and how they make sure they're put to use.

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