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What OSHA has planned for you

OSHA released its semiannual regulatory agenda in the December 20 Federal Register [1], and some of the items could directly affect compliance in healthcare facilities.

Most of the healthcare-related items are still in the pre-rule stage—meaning that approval, promulgation, and enforcement are at least a year, or years even, away.  One agenda item, however, changes in the Hazard Communication standard concerning material safety data sheets, is scheduled for implementation in 2011.

Here is a status report on agenda items of interest to healthcare:

OSHA is holding an online Q&A on the regulatory agenda Wednesday, January 5, 2:30 p.m. ET. Click here to attend. [8]