OSHA Seeks to Curb Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expanding its enforcement resources to address the increasing problem of workplace violence occurring in healthcare settings – particularly in hospitals and nursing homes. Earlier this year, OSHA published updated Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers, citing troubling statistics about such increased incidents. … Read more

Top 10 OSHA Citations in the Healthcare Industry

OSHA Citations in the Healthcare Industry

By Tiffani Hiudt Casey OSHA identified the following general industry standards as the top-cited among hospitals, medical centers, doctors’ offices, and clinics from October 2010 through September 2011: bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, electrical–wiring methods, respiratory protection and use the proper recordkeeping forms. Rounding out the top cited standards in hospitals and medical centers are lockout … Read more