|FAQ - Regulatory - Archived Through 2012
Does the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration prohibit handscrubbing of instruments before sterilization?
According to infection control experts in California, Cal/OSHA does not specifically prohibit handscrubbing of instruments, nor does it recommend or specifically approve the practice.
OSAP is not aware of any state OSHA program that specifically prohibits this practice. For more information, contact your state OSHA office.