The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated instructions for conducting inspections and issuing citations related to worker exposures to tuberculosis in healthcare settings.
Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the healthcare industry, the U.S.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today released the Hospital Respirator
Despite legislation, regulation and stepped-up oversight and education campaigns by public and private sectors, needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries persist, although with variance in the rates depending on the healthcare setting.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is continuing to examine occupational exposure to infectious agents in healthcare settings, and members of the infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology communities are weighing in with their perspectives as the federal agency gathers data.
Although more than half of the surgeries in the U.S. are performed in
ambulatory care centers, ambulatory surgery center (ASC) resources and safety oversight may lag significantly behind those of their hospital counterparts.