FDA Recommendation on Respirator Reuse

The surge in the nation’s respirator supply has prompted the federal Food and Drug Administration to recommend that healthcare facilities “transition” away from reusing the ubiquitous N95 filtering facepiece respirators … Read More »

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Respirator Guideline Controversy

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has revised its guidance for the use of respirators in healthcare facilities during severe shortages. The new guidance tightens compliance with the aerosol … Read More »

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Petition for COVID Protections

Labor petitioned the Cal/OSHA Standards Board for emergency and permanent standards to protect employees from exposure to COVID-19, the Wuhan, China, virus. Oakland-based Worksafe and the National Lawyers Guild’s (NLG) … Read More »

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Airing Out the Respirator Issue

Nurse representatives and other employee advocates are pressing Cal/OSHA to rethink its stance on respirator protections, as the state attempts to remedy a severe shortage. The issue was thoroughly debated … Read More »

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Pressing for Plume Protection

To nurses, the issue of protection from surgical “plume” is an issue whose time has come. To hospitals and the medical establishment, though, the problem is far from clear and … Read More »

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OSH Bills Moving Forward

As California’s legislative season moves along, so are several bills related to occupational safety and health. Some would affect specific employers, while others would affect all California businesses. Here’s the … Read More »

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