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OSHA in Healthcare: Out of Sight and Out of Mind?
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When: Thursday, October 20, 2011
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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It's a wake-up call for healthcare. OSHA is using strong language and characterizing healthcare as poor safety performers. Eleven million employees across thousands of sites, incident rates far higher than general industry norms, complaints driving half of hospital inspections and millions of nosocomial infections and fatalities per year make the industry an attractive target. An industry view of TJC accreditation as program that matters combined with few healthcare inspections by OSHA has marginalized occupational health and safety programs within healthcare and nurtured the myths examined in this presentation. The setting begs for regulatory intervention.

Join us October 20 as Dr. Harris explores the REAL story of OSHA coverage for Healthcare workers, historical inspection rates and results and why OSHA sees healthcare as a high-hazard general industry sector, but healthcare still sees OSHA as an abstract concept.

In this program you will learn:

  • How to identify healthcare's place within OSHA.
  • The implications of OSHA and healthcare.
  • How to relate OSHA inspection priorities to healthcare.

About the Speaker
Dr. Scott Harris is the Global Risk Manager for IESO, LLC, an advisory member of the ASSE Healthcare Practice Specialty and a Course Director at the UNC - Chapel Hill NC OSHERC. His experience spans over 29 years of environmental, health and safety management in federal and state government, consulting, general industry and university instruction.


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