OSHA initiates national program on safety and health in nursing homes

OSHA Healthcare Connection, November 15, 2011

Non-fatal occupational injuries among healthcare workers are too high, says OSHA. Nursing homes are the first places the agency is going to scrutinize through a National Emphasis Program that will increase inspections on patient handling or lifting; exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other infectious diseases; workplace violence; and slips, trips, and falls,

Read more on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.


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