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Q&A: Employers who think they are exempt from OSHA standards

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 7, 2010

Q: The administrator at our not-for-profit long-term care facility says that it is not regulated by OSHA. I find that hard to believe. How can I can set her straight?

A: Unless your facility is municipal- , state-, or federally-owned, it is subject to OSHA regulations as long as it has employees. Having non-profit status or a small number of employees does not exempt a business from OSHA compliance.

Click here for more information including links to OSHA’s Web site on this matter.

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