Safety

Is an infectious disease standard next on OSHA's list?

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 4, 2010

Looks as if OSHA isn’t just focusing on aerosol transmissible disease for new regulations, but all infectious diseases.

Last fall the agency’s regulatory agenda identified only aerosol transmissible disease hazards as the reason for a new OSHA standard, similar to the one enacted in California. However, a recent regulatory Web chat with assistant secretary for OSHA, David Michaels, indicates that OSHA is looking into a broader standard.

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