OSHA To Crack Down on Nursing Home, Hospital Issues
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday in a memo announced it will crack down on certain workplace hazards in hospitals and nursing homes. OSHA's inspections will focus on musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; bloodborne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis; and slips, trips and falls. Such hazards are not protected under formal rules but instead likely would be cited under the OSHA act's general duty clause.
- "OSHA Cracks Down on Health Care Employers" (Rubenfire, Modern Healthcare, 6/25).