Kristina Brooks is of counsel in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on occupational safety and health issues in the workplace, and where employee safety is concerned, is an avid believer in the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
More than six months after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated an Emergency Temporary Standard for healthcare employers (Healthcare ETS), OSHA announced its intentions to propose an infectious diseases standard covering all industry sectors in April 2022. The agency said the new standard will address airborne, droplet, and non-bloodborne contact diseases.
A Congressional committee has approved maximum penalties of $700,000 per item for violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
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