OSHA Column: What can we learn from the CDC's mistakes?

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

July 30, 2014

If the big lab can’t get it right, we’ve got problems.

It goes without saying that the CDC was right to shut down some of the nation’s top biohazard labs as they investigate what’s going on there, and why they can’t stop exposing their workers – and us – to some of the world’s most lethal germs.

I’ll tell you what’s going on. They aren’t following what should be second nature protocols. Things like keeping accurate records, wearing the proper protection when working with dangerous stuff, and not keeping Anthrax and Smallpox in a fridge.

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