The OSHA Handbook

The OSHA Handbook

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OSHA Guidelines for Compliance in Healthcare Facilities addresses the OSHA standard for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, with emphasis on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis viruses. Procedures OSHA requires for compliance with the standard - engineering controls, general work practices, personal protective clothing/equipment, staff education and training, use of warning signs, and vaccination to prevent hepatitis B - are thoroughly discussed. Other key OSHA requirements such as hazardous communication right to know, the control of hazardous energy, ergonomics, violence in the workplace, medical recordkeeping, and penalties for noncompliance with OSHA rules are also covered.OSHA listed several ways that physician and dental offices and other facilities had been misled into buying very ... HOW TO USE TH1S MANUAL The purpose of this manual is to assist a facility or office in meeting the requirement handed down by OSHA in its 1991 ruling. ... after forms recommended by OSHA regional offices, The actual government documents on blood- borne pathogens arc includedanbsp;...

Title:The OSHA Handbook
Author:Barbara Acello
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2002


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