Archive for: November, 2008

OSHA Watch—Compliance for fit-testing and glutaraldehyde spills

By: November 2nd, 2008 Email This Post Print This Post

This Nov.-Dec. 2008 issue of OSHA Watch updates your Quality America Safety Program manual to keep you in compliance on fit testing for N-95 respirators and determining spill response procedures for glutaraldehyde.

OSHA is inspecting and citing healthcare facilities for not conducting annual fit-testing for respirator protection from tuberculosis exposure, and now healthcare facilities are scrambling to come up to compliance on what is sometimes a time-consuming and expensive exercise.

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Medical Environment Update—Practices struggle with citations and limited resources

By: November 1st, 2008 Email This Post Print This Post

The November issue of Medical Environment Update reports on end of the 2008 fiscal year OSHA inspection data for offices and clinics of doctors of medicine, also categorized as standard industrial classification (SIC) 801. Inspections and citations were down from last year for SIC 801, which covers  physician practices of all specialties and sizes and include ambulatory surgical centers

While inspections and citations decreased, bloodborne pathogens remained the most frequently cited standard for violations.

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