Higher Education

OSHA Regulations and Guidelines: A Guide for Health Care Providers, 1st Edition

  • Ronald P. Nielsen, WSO-CSM
  • ISBN-10: 076680478X  |  ISBN-13: 9780766804784
  • 304 Pages
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $150.00



This handbook provides an overview of the OSHA regulations/standards for safety in the workplace as they apply to health care sites. The well-informed health care provider works safely and protects self, the facility, and those receiving care, from incidents that may result in injury or illness. The author clearly explains the content of applicable standards. Health care providers are informed of the minimum required safe practices, specific responsibilities for compliance, what to do if an incident occurs, and what information/documentation is required to report an incident. Facilities are subject to OSHA surveys to evaluate compliance with the standards. The health care provider who knows his or her responsibilities as they relate to the applicable standards and works safely is an asset to the facility.

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Features and Benefits

  • each chapter covers an individual standard or set of standards relating to a specific topic
  • the minimum requirements for safe practice in the workplace are clearly spelled out for each standard
  • in the event of an incident, immediate actions to be taken minimize injury or harm are described
  • guidelines for documentation and reporting are outlined
  • objectives and review questions reinforce the major concepts for each standard

Table of Contents

Health Care Facility Safety Program. Indoor Air Quality. Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Lifting and Ergonomic Guidelines. Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records. Employee Emergency and Fire Evacuation Plans. Means of Egress and Fire Protection. Electrical. Safety Color Code for Marking Physical Hazards and Specifications for Accident Prevention Signs and Tags. Abatement Verification. Health Care Security. Sanitation. Medical Services and First Aid. Tuberculosis Guidelines. Bloodborne Pathogens. Respiratory Protection. Infectious Diseases. Infection Control. Hazardous Medications. Personal Protective Equipment. Noise. Ventilation. Control of Hazardous Energy: Lockout/Tagout. Confined Spaces. Welding. Hazard Communication. Hazardous Waste and Regulated Medical Waste. Ethylene Oxide. Formaldehyde. Benzene. Lead. Asbestos. Air Contaminants. Ionizing Radiation. Nonionizing Radiation. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Exposure to Laboratory Hazardous Chemicals. Hazardous Materials. Compressed Gases/Oxygen Systems. Appendixes. Glossary. Index.