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OSHA Zeroes In On Healthcare Hazards


In a news release, OSHA issued updated instructions for inspectors of healthcare facilities, like hospitals or nursing homes. Citing recent statistics reporting nearly 50% of all injuries reported in the healthcare industry were due to overexertion or similar. OSHA is highlighting "musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; bloodborne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis and slips, trips and falls."

Key hazards emphasized:

musculoskeletal disorders related to patient handling

bloodborne pathogens

workplace violence

tuberculosis

slips, trips and falls

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