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It’s the season to remind staff about holiday decoration policy rules

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time to remind staff about safety compliance with regard to the variety of holiday decorations that will be present through the end of the year.

Well-timed handouts to staff can serve as reminders of how decorations can present fire dangers and trip hazards. The following are some compliance snags to worry about:

If your decorations policy doesn’t exist, is outdated, or needs an upgrade, now is the time to take control. A sample policy and checklist for healthcare facilities is available under the miscellaneous heading on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor Tools page [1].

It’s important to outline the reasons behind a policy and get all staff members on board to build a team effort.