Jul 15, 2015

OSHA Focusing on "Key Hazards" in Healthcare Industry

OSHA has recently instructed inspectors to focus in on the healthcare industry and look for what they describe are “key hazards” during their inspections.
OSHA maintains random inspections, but insists that many of their inspections are triggered by complaints, referrals, and severe injury reports
What are the “key hazards?” 

OSHA has stated that they will focus on potential hazards involving, “musculoskeletal disorders related to patient handling; bloodborne pathogens, and workplace violence…”

Compliance PhD provides specific online training in these areas; including “Safe Patient Handling, OSHA-Bloodborne Pathogens, and Workplace Violence. 
Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA has stated, “Workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities have work injury and illness rates that are among the highest in the country, and virtually all of these injuries are preventable."
If you have questions about your workplace safety programs, please contact your office OSHA Officer.
You can also contact Compliance PhD Help Staff with any additional questions. help@compliancephd.com

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