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OHSA Turns Spotlight on Health Care Facilities


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expanding its enforcement in hospitals and nursing homes to focus on: musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; bloodborne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis; and slips, trips and falls. OSHA advised its staff that all inspections of hospitals and nursing home facilities, including those prompted by complaints, referrals or severe-injury reports, should include the review of these hazards. Click here for more information.

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