Q&A: Booties and masks in the cafeteria

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 4, 2010

Q: Would wearing surgical booties and masks in the cafeteria be an OSHA violation?

A: Yes, wearing booties and masks in that situation would be violation of 1910.1030(d)(3)(vii) which says: “All personal protective equipment shall be removed prior to leaving the work area.”

Read the Ask the Expert post for more on this dilemma.


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