Q&A: OSHA and baby-proof electrical outlets

OSHA Healthcare Connection, June 28, 2011

Q: Does OSHA mandate electrical covers (baby proofing) in all patient areas? Ours is a pediatric practice, but the covers keep disappearing.

A: Since the use of electrical covers, especially in a pediatric office, is essentially a patient and visitor safety issue—not a worker safety issue—it is not something OSHA inspects for or enforces.

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