OSHA gets new leader; agency reveals regulatory priorities

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 15, 2009

OSHA solidified leadership for the agency and provided a clearer view of the regulatory horizon last week.

First of all, David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, assumed his position as head of OSHA when the Senate confirmed his nomination as assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. Agency watchers assumed that any work on new standards would await the establishment of a permanent director.

Also, the agency revealed its upcoming regulatory priorities which include consideration of an airborne infectious diseases standard.

Click here to read more on Michaels and upcoming OSHA changes relevant to healthcare.

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