FDA Considers More Stringent Standards on Sterilization Products

Companies are contesting moves to regulate sterilization products, claiming that there is not enough proof in favor of the move.

The requirement that antiseptic skin preparation products must be sterile would be an unnecessary obligation if approved by the FDA, according to experts analyzing the topic. It also would not cause a drop in infections, but only be burden to companies producing the products.

The FDA is analyzing the importance of medical professionals using topical antiseptic products prior to performing surgeries. While not currently required by the FDA, these products are thought to reduce skin infection following procedures. However, analysts and companies are contesting this belief.

Recently, more than 40 cases of contaminated topic skin products have been reported and recalled, leading the FDA to evaluate the source of skin infections and reduce the risk of contamination.

There is no conclusive data that proves that these products lead to infection or prevent infection. Thus, companies are arguing that without proof either way, more stringent standards would do more harm than good.

The FDA will continue to evaluate the issue, one that it first evaluated in 2009, yet did not reach any conclusion.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • EHS Management Software Buyer's

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark FR Quiz

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January February 2021

    January February 2021

    Featuring:

    • TRAINING: SOFTWARE
      Tips for Choosing the Best Training Software
    • COMBUSTIBLE DUST
      Assessing the Dangers of Dust Explosions
    • HAND PROTECTION
      Pushing the Boundaries of Hand Protection
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Getting a Grip on Slip Resistance
    View This Issue