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OSHA Watch—Updates on service animals, holiday decoration policy, and sharps injury log

December 8th, 2009 Email This Post Print This Post

The  Nov.-Dec. 2009 issue of  OSHA Watch updates your Quality America Safety Program manual with two policies—one for service animals in your practice, the other for keeping seasonal and holiday decorations in compliance with OSHA and other regulatory authorities—and a new form for maintaining an OSHA-compliant sharps injury log.

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OSHA Watch—General duty clause, hazardous drug list, and respirators in the pandemic influenza plan

July 17th, 2009 Email This Post Print This Post

The  July-Aug. 2009 issue of  OSHA Watch updates your Quality America Safety Program manual to keep you in compliance with recent changes in the general duty clause, the NIOSH hazardous drug list, and respirator safety as a component of the pandemic influenza plan.

A recent OSHA revision to the Field Operations Manual, the bible for how compliance safety and health officers conduct inspections, has broadened the scope for the general duty clause in the area of recognizing hazards.

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OSHA Watch—Compliance for disinfection, sterilization, and MRSA policy

January 8th, 2009 Email This Post Print This Post

This Jan.-Feb. 2009 issue of  OSHA Watch updates your Quality America Safety Program manual to keep you in compliance on the recently issued CDC Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008 and OSHA’s eTool on MRSA.

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OSHA Watch—Compliance for fit-testing and glutaraldehyde spills

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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