A memorandum dated April 2, 2015 from Thomas Galassi, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, reminded Regional Administrators that the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Nursing and Residential Care Facilities, was expiring, effective April 5, 2015. (The NEP had focused on specific hazards such as ergonomics, bloodborne pathogens, tuberculosis, workplace violence, and slips, trips, and falls in covered… Continue Reading
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to inspect at least 1,260 establishments under its site-specific targeting (“SST”) program for 2013. Details are here.
Marking the federal government’s first move from a “recommendation” to a “requirement” posture in dealing with H1N1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it will issue a compliance directive to enforce the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance on Infection Control Measures for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Healthcare Settings,… Continue Reading
Acting Assistant Secretary of OSHA Jordan Barab issued a statement today announcing a soon-to-be-issued compliance directive to guide agency inspections for H1N1 in healthcare facilities. Click here to view the statement. We will keep you posted in this space as the compliance directive is developed.