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Upcoming EtO sterilizer rule takes effect in December

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December 1, 2008

You should pay attention to an important upcoming deadline, as a rule mandating that hospitals run full loads in their ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilizers is effective December 29.

The rule is expected to affect up to 1,600 of the nation’s 5,800 hospitals, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

We first reported the EPA regulation in the March Briefings on Hospital Safety.

You should pay attention to an important upcoming deadline, as a rule mandating that hospitals run full loads in their ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilizers is effective December 29. The rule is expected to affect up to 1,600 of the nation’s 5,800 hospitals, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We first reported the EPA regulation in the March Briefings on Hospital Safety.

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