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REGULATIONS


table=STANDARDS&p_id=12791. On that list, ASCs are classified as “Outpatient Care Centers” and assigned NAICS Code 6214.


ASCs are included on that list and, therefore, are not required to keep OSHA Form 300, OSHA Form 300A and OSHA Form 301 unless their state requires them to do so. Since ASCs are deemed “partially exempt” accord- ing to their NAICS code and are not required to keep these forms, the new requirement to submit these forms to OSHA also does not apply to ASCs. Even though ASCs are exempt


from keeping the OSHA Form 300, OSHA Form 300A and OSHA Form 301, 29 CFR §1904.42—avail- able at https://www.osha.gov/pls/ oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_ table=STANDARDS&p_id=12786— requires employers to provide injury


&p_table=STANDARDS. To en sure compliance, ASCs should also refer- ence their state regulations as some states have very specific instructions and timelines for when a sharps injury needs to be reported.


and illness records if requested by the BLS. Therefore, ASCs must keep some type of injury and illness record. ASCs also need to maintain a injury


sharps log as stated in the


Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030(h)(5)(ii) available at https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/ owadisp.show_document?p_id=10051


ASCs located in states that oper- ate their own OSHA-approved state plans should contact their state plan for any modifications to any information listed above. To locate the appropriate office, go to https://www.osha.gov/html/ RAmap.html. ASCs with


seeking additional


questions and those information or


advice, should contact their nearest OSHA office, visit www.osha.gov or call OSHA at 800.321.6742.


Gina Throneberry, RN, CASC, is ASCA’s director of education and clinical affairs. Write her at gthroneberry@ascassociation.org.


ASC FOCUS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017|www.ascfocus.org


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