On March 7th, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced highly focused inspections directed at hospitals and skilled nursing care facilities that treat or handle COVID-19 patients. The timeframe will be from March 9,- June 9, 2022.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
OSHA’s goal is to expand its presence to ensure the following:
Continued mitigation to control the spread of COVID-19 and future variants
Compliance with infection control policies and standards, including appropriate fit testing and required documentation for the use of N95 masks
Protect the health and safety of healthcare workers at heightened risk for contracting the virus
Complete follow-up inspections at sites that were previously issued citations
The Department of Labor’s memorandum on OSHA’s inspections can be found here.
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