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Nursing Homes and Personal Care Facilities
This section highlights OSHA standards in nursing and residential care facilities. It also offers information regarding specific state legislation on safe patient handling.
General Duty Clause
The General Duty Clause of the OSH Act (the law that created OSHA) requires employers to provide workers with a safe workplace that does not have any known hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious injury.
Frequently Cited Standards
OSHA maintains a listing of the most frequently cited standards for specified 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Please refer to OSHA's Frequently Cited OSHA Standards page for additional information. For Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) use NAICS code 623110 in the NAICS search box.