Nursing homes draw OSHA emphasis program

OSHA Healthcare Connection, April 10, 2012

With workers in nursing and residential care facilities experiencing injuries “2.3 times higher than that of all private industry,” OSHA announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect workers from serious safety and health hazards that are common in medical industries.

Exposures to blood and communicable diseases are included in the NEP focus.

Read more about what else is included in the program and for how long on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

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