AIHce Indianapolis



CR 317
OSHA in Health Care: Out of Sight and Out of Mind?

Tuesday | 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. |

Healthcare Sites/Industry, Safety

Presenter: S. Harris, UL PureSafety, Franklin, TN. Monitor: L. Feng, University of California, Berkeley, CA.  

Based on generally accepted myths about OSHA, the health care community may feel justified in taking little or no action to deal with occupationally acquired infectious diseases or other OSHA issues. The facts say otherwise: millions of employees across thousands of sites; the highest illness and injury rates in the nation; millions of nosocomial infections and fatalities each year; and few OSHA inspections. It looks like we finally got OSHA’s attention. Hint: “A weak culture of worker safety in this sector…”