According to NIOSH, electrocautery plume presents a hazard as it contains three different types of hazards. Particulate, including nanoparticles, Chemicals, many of which are carcinogenic such as Acrylonitrile, Benzene and Perchloroethylene amongst others, Over 400 chemicals in all. and biologic components like intact strands of human DNA, HPV viruses, HBV, and HIV have been captured in plume. That being said, OSHA general duty clause states that if there is a recognized hazard,(See Above) then the employer has a duty to mitigate this hazard and that employees have a duty to use the equipment provided to mitigate the hazard. This applies to plume as it does to eye shields. Please contact me if you need further information. Plume is very dangerous and nurses need to protect themselves and their patients from this hazard. It is not just for condylomas either, it is ALL plume.