ICTL:RPT:0915:Staying OSHA Compliant

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Imperatives for Staying OSHA-Compliant in the Healthcare Laundry

Report Summary

This report illustrates a common violation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in the healthcare laundry environment, reviews the OSHA inspection process, and provides best practices for staying compliant. It also outlines best practices for handling contaminated healthcare textiles.

Editor's Take

A bloodborne pathogen exposure plan and program is the foundation of safety in the healthcare laundry. Proper education and training about how to mitigate and eliminate occupational exposures is an imperative.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Discover common OSHA violations in the healthcare laundry
  • Review ways to mitigate risk and avoid accidental exposures to bloodborne pathogens
  • Learn about strategies to protect laundry workers