Q&A: Electric outlet covers

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 30, 2008

Q: Do the electric outlets in our patient waiting area need safety covers?

A: OSHA does not address patient safety concerns, so unless the outlets pose an unusual hazard to workers, you would not need covers.

If there is a potential hazard to patients, such as in a pediatrics practice, it would be good to check with your risk management area or insurance provider as to what precautions to take.


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