OSHA Updates TB-Related Inspection Procedures for Health Care Settings

Focus is on Healthcare: Fourth OSHA Document in Three Months Aimed at Healthcare The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated inspection procedures related to worker exposures to tuberculosis in health care settings effective June 30, 2015.  This follows the June 25 memorandum entitled “Inspection Guidance for Inpatient Healthcare Settings” and the April 2 announcement… Read more

OSHA Reverses Position on Kinesiology Tape as Medical Treatment

Article brought to you by: Stephen A. Burt, BS, MFA In an interpretation letter to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association dated July 6, 2015, OSHA reversed its earlier interpretation that the use of kinesiology tape is considered medical treatment for recordkeeping purposes. Late 2014, OSHA issued an interpretation letter which stated that the use of… Read more

Ready or Not, OSHA Focuses in on Healthcare

OSHA is turning up the heat on inpatient and residential healthcare facilities. The healthcare industry has long been a favored target for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) due to the large number of employees and numerous occupational safety and health issues associated with the industry. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data for… Read more