Test your safety IQ—OSHA fines and emergency eyewash stations

By: July 7th, 2011 Email This Post Print This Post

True or  False: Because OSHA standards do not define specifics of compliant emergency eyewash equipment, the agency will not fine medical practices if cited for not having one.

This is a sample of the simple questions covering practical safety information from the July issue of Medical Environment Update. Each issue includes a quiz to test your understanding of articles, standards, and guidelines covered in that issue, or serves as a discussion starter in your next employee or safety committee meeting.

You may also download the test from the OSHA Healthcare Advisor Tools page.

The answer to the statement above is:

False. Last year the average OSHA fine for emergency eyewash station violations for medical practices was $460.

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