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Thank you for your letter addressed to John Miles of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) concerning the agency's requirements addressing hazards of smoke generated from surgical procedures. Specifically, you inquired if there is a specific OSHA guideline that mandates the evacuation of surgical smoke generated by electrosurgery during operative procedures.

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