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
slips, trips and falls