OSHA Focuses Enforcement Resources on Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to encourage compliance with safety and health standards at nursing and residential care facilities through programmed inspections. The NEP, which directs OSHA compliance officers to focus their inspections on ergonomic stressors associated with lifting patients; slips, trips, and falls; bloodborne pathogens; exposure to tuberculosis; and workplace violence, took effect on April 5, 2012 and is scheduled to remain in place for three years. Our Special Report summarizes key aspects of the NEP and provides guidance to employers to help ensure they are in compliance with the OSHA standards identified as target areas in the NEP.

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