which new and safer devices are purchased, nor the way in which they are purchased.
In accordance with this section, the employer is not automatically required to institute the most sophisticated engineering controls, but it is the employer's responsibility to evaluate existing controls and to review the feasibility of instituting more advanced engineering controls.
That is, OSHA does not mandate what products must be evaluated or purchased. The standard provides the necessary flexibility for the employer to choose the most suitable products to fit the needs of their facility.
As you know, OSHA cannot and does not endorse, review, or approve of medical devices.
The real test of compliance with OSHA standards comes about by observation in the workplace.
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