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OSHA Zeroes In On Healthcare Hazards

August 7, 2015

 

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

 

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=28197

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