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Podiatry Clinic Cited for Recapping Needles, Transferring Bloody Waste

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 537 | 0 | 0 min read

A podiatry clinic in Rolla, Missouri, has been cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for alleged safety violations including improper handling of needles and scalpels. Employees at Anderson Foot and Ankle Clinic also weren’t provided vaccinations against hepatitis B, OSHA said. The clinic is facing proposed fines of $93,074 in connection with citations for serious and willful violations issued on Wednesday. According to the citations, clinic physicians recapped needles, and physicians and assistants removed scalpel blades during medical procedures, despite the...

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