Safety

What OSHA has planned for you

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 28, 2010

OSHA released its semiannual regulatory agenda in the December 20 Federal Register, and some of the items could directly affect compliance in healthcare facilities.

Most of the healthcare-related items are still in the pre-rule stage—meaning that approval, promulgation, and enforcement are at least a year, or years even, away.

One agenda item, however, changes in the Hazard Communication standard concerning material safety data sheets, is scheduled for implementation by August 2011.

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