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OSHA Guide for Health Care Facilities

OSHA Guide for Health Care Facilities | CDC Guidelines

Thompson’s OSHA Guide for Health Care Facilities puts the current rules, regulations, proposals and changes at your fingertips. Designed and organized for easy access, the Guide translates government jargon into easy-to-understand text and clarifies what each regulation really requires.

With the OSHA Guide for Health Care Facilities, you can:

• Easily understand OSHA standards and CDC guidelines with plain-English analysis
• Avoid compliance problems by being aware of OSHA initiatives, compliance issues, enforcement trends, legal developments, hazards, and more
• Quickly identify and control problems in your workplace, such as biological, chemical, and physical workplace hazards
• Save time by using sample forms, checklists, and convenient additional resources
• Call the editor with unanswered questions — a special resource for subscribers


Major Topics Covered

The OSHA Guide for Health Care Facilities provides expert guidance on complying with occupational safety and health regulations and safeguarding employees from workplace hazards. The comprehensive Guide includes practical guidance on how to meet general Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards for training and recordkeeping, as well as specific OSHA standards for the health care industry -- hazard communication; maintaining medical equipment; safety controls for medications; using radiation and laser equipment; maintaining an infection control program; addressing reproductive hazards; dealing with medical waste; and addressing ergonomic hazards. The Guide also outlines OSHA’s inspection process, including inspection triggers, an in-depth look at how OSHA compliance officers conduct inspections and the agency’s enforcement procedures. Guidance for conducting self-audits of safety programs, model forms, checklists and training ideas are also included. Regular Guide updates and newsletters include the latest developments affecting health care facilities.

Featured Topics

• CDC Recommendations and Guidelines
• Key Elements of Infection Control Programs
• Developments in Needle stick Prevention
• OSHA’s Inspection Procedures and Penalties
• Training and Recordkeeping Requirements
• Safety Controls for Medications
• Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence

Summary of Contents

100 Introduction and Overview
200 Hazard Communication
300 Medical Equipment
400 Safety Controls for Medications
500 Infection Control and Medical Waste
600 Reproductive Hazards
700 Ergonomic Hazards
800 Workplace Stress and Violence
900 Recordkeeping
1000 Safety and Health Committees and Self-Audits
1100 OSHA Inspections
1200 Employer Rights and OSHA Enforcement
Appendices: Federal Regulations, Guidance Documents


Format and Frequency

  • Two-volume manual
  • Monthly updates

About Your Subscription

Your annual subscription includes published updates at no additional charge for the 12-month subscription period. If you have any questions about your subscription, please contact Client Services at 800-677-3789 or by emailing service@thompson.com.


Authors and Editors

Thomas H. Wilson, Esq, is a partner in the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. His principal area of practice is labor and employment law with an emphasis on OSHA and labor/management relationship issues. Mr. Wilson advises clients on OSHA compliance issues and represents companies that have been cited by OSHA. He also practices in traditional labor work, which included assisting clients in union prevention, defending unfair labor practice charges, and negotiating collective bargaining agreements. He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law. Mr. Wilson graduated from Drake University, B.A. in journalism cum laude in 1982, and from the University of Tennessee, J.D. with high honors in 1985. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1985.

Editorial Advisory Board for the OSHA Guide for Health Care Facilities

Thomas H. Wilson, Esq.
Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Houston, Texas

Fran Slater Feltovich, R.N.
Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

Roger S. Kaplan, Esq.
Jackson Lewis
Woodbury, N.Y.

James W. Stanley
Nashville, Tennessee