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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Hospital Violence Citations

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has cited Hayward’s St. Rose Hospital for violations of the workplace violence in healthcare standard. The Division seeks about $8,000 in penalties. DOSH … Read More »

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Plume Draft Published

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued draft language for what would be a first-in-the-nation standard to protect healthcare workers from surgical plume, a byproduct of medical procedures. … Read More »

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New Workplace Violence Draft

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health has released a revised “discussion draft” of a new standard to protect employees in general industry from workplace violence. DOSH is accepting comments … Read More »

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New Healthcare Violence Standard Approved

California’s Office of Administrative Law has given its blessing to another Cal/OSHA standard – a groundbreaking rule to help prevent violence against healthcare workers. Employers will have several months to … Read More »

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