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Nursing Homes and Personal Care Facilities

Overview

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OSHA's COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page provides specific information about protecting workers from coronavirus during the ongoing outbreak.

Highlights

Health care workers face a number of serious safety and health hazards. They include workplace violence; lifting and repositioning patients; chemical and drug exposure; and respiratory and other infections. Many healthcare facilities also employ workers in the areas of mechanical maintenance, medical equipment maintenance, housekeeping, food service, building and grounds maintenance, and laundry - which have their own occupational hazards.

The proper information and resources can help health care employers control risks to staff and train workers on potential hazards associated with each job.

Standards

Highlights standards information related to nursing homes and personal healthcare facilities.

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OSHA Enforcement

Directs employers and employees to OSHA enforcement policy and guidance documents that pertain to nursing and residential care facilities.

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Hazards and Solutions

Provides a list of the most prevalent hazards in this industry and possible solutions for hazards associated with working in nursing homes and personal care facilities.

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Safety and Health Programs

Provides references that were selected to assist in developing a safety and health program for nursing homes and personal care facilities.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to first aid.

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In Focus
COVID-19 illustration | Photo: CDC

OSHA's COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics page provides specific information about protecting workers from coronavirus during the ongoing outbreak.

Highlights