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Ask the expert: Most common OSHA fine for medical practices

Q: In a medical practice what is the most frequent OSHA citation and fine?

A: Last year the most common OSHA citation issued to medical practices was for not having or updating the written exposure control plan, section 1910.1030 (C) (1) of the Bloodborne Pathogens standard [1], according to a report appearing in the September 2011 Medical Environment Update [2].

The average initial fine for that violation was $980.

The same was true for dental practices where the average initial fine for that violation was $1,008.

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