Medical Office Hazards & Solutions

Medical Office Hazards and Solutions

This page covers the following topics:

  • Overview
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hazardous Substances 
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Exits in Case of Fire or Other Emergencies
  • Electrical Hazards  
  • Additional Information   


According to OSHA, the most frequently found hazards in medical offices include:

  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Ionizing radiation (x-rays)
  • Failure to provide safe and accessible building exits (and signage) in case of fire or other emergency; and  
  • Electrical safety issues caused by (among other things) faulty electrical equipment and wiring.    

Each of these hazards, along with potential risk reduction measures, is discussed below.

Bloodborne Pathogens

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