OSHA Guidelines for Compliance in Healthcare Facilities is a must-have manual for healthcare employers and their employees. Addresses the OSHA standard for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, with emphasis on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis viruses. Thoroughly discusses the procedures OSHA requires for compliance with that standard and specifies obligations employers must assume for any employee with the potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Other key OSHA requirements - hazardous communication right to know, ergonomics, violence in the workplace, recordkeeping - also covered.
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|Key Provisions to the Standard|
|What OSHA is all About|
|OSHA Definitions: What it All Means|
|An Outline Analysis of the Standard|
|The Risk of Transmission of HIV and hepatitis|
|Methods of Compliance|
|Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow Up|
|Prevention of Transmission of Tuberculosis in Health Care Facilities|
|Communication of Hazards to Employees|
|The Control of Hazardous Energy|
|Violence in the Workplace|
|OSHA Penalties Policy|
As an independent nurse consultant and educator, Barbara Acello, MS, RN, has worked in long-term care for more than thirty-three years. In addition to owning and operating a school for nursing assistants, she helped to write and develop mandatory state curricula for nurse aides and EMTs. She has also written and/or contributed to approximately 60 textbooks, instructor guides, quick reference guides, and supplemental instructional material for healthcare personnel. During her nursing career, Ms. Acello has worked in eight states as a director of nursing, long-term care facility consultant, and educator. With a particular interest and expertise in the clinical geriatrics, Ms. Acello's subspecialties include resident safety, pain assessment and management, restraints, pressure ulcers, and infection control. She is committed to improving working conditions, education, and professionalism for personnel in the long-term care industry.