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What do OSHA inspectors look for in healthcare settings?

Hospital Safety Insider, February 7, 2013

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OSHA inspectors are usually interested in (and legally entitled to) review of:

  • The bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan
  • The hazard communication program/MSDSs
  • Posters and logs (e.g., "It's the Law" poster and sharps injury logs)
  • Hepatitis B vaccination records
  • OSHA yearly training records
  • General safety records

*This is an excerpt from The OSHA Training Handbook for Healthcare Facilities by Sarah E. Alholm, MAS.

For more OSHA questions and answers, go to The OSHA Healthcare Advisor Blog (http://blogs.hcpro.com/osha/blog/).

 



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