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New Employee Considerations

Q: We're trying to figure out which rules and regulations apply to new healthcare employees at our facility. What are some of the guidelines for new employees? A: All new employees should be oriented to the building evacuation routes and...

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Posted by salholm at 09:26 AM

Test Your Knowledge - Eye Wash Stations

Which of the following requirements apply to eye wash stations? A.) Must be on the same level, free of obstructions and have appropriate signage B.) Located within 100 feet, or about 10 seconds walk, of areas with risk for exposure...

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Posted by kmazza at 04:03 PM

Hazardous Posed by Burring Toenails

Q: I am wondering if you have any info or resources for occupational hazards and controls for exposure to nail dust from podiatrists burring toenails? There are a lot of articles on the web but I do not find any...

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Posted by kmazza at 03:47 PM

Free How to Set Up Your OSHA Program Teleconference

As an ongoing service to our newer OSHA Safety Program Manual customers, we are offering our next free "How to Set Up Your OSHA Program" teleconference on Thursday, March 13, 2008 from 3-4:30 PM EST. During this 90-minute conference we...

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Posted by kmazza at 02:23 PM

Increase in OSHA inspections, citations for physician practices

Approximately 20% more physician offices were inspected in 2007 than in 2006. An even greater increase in citations resulted -- violations were up by a third. Analysis of OSHA inspection statistics for 2007 revealed significant increases in the "offices and...

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Posted by kmazza at 12:48 PM

Change to HIV post-exposure treatment

On December 14th, the US Public Health Service updated their recommendations for administration of two drugs used after workplace HIV exposures from needlesticks. A new dosing regimen was proposed for Kaletra. The second recommendation warns against prescribing Viracept for pregnant...

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Posted by kmazza at 12:25 PM


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