Safety

Outpatient oncology clinic draws OSHA's ire

OSHA Healthcare Connection, April 5, 2011

An outpatient radiation therapy healthcare facility in Columbus, OH, received 14 serious safety citations from OSHA for failing to protect workers from lead-cadmium alloy exposures.

OSHA fined Buckeye Radiation Oncology $58,200 during a December 2010 inspection, according to a March 24 announcement by the agency.

Included in the list of serious violations were failure to have a worksite-specific written respiratory program, not providing and maintaining PPE, and failure to educate staff on the hazards of exposure to cadmium and lead.

See the feature post on OSHA Healthcare advisor for more details.
 

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