OSHA To Ramp Up Safety Inspections At Nursing Facilities

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday unveiled a program to reduce health hazards for workers in nursing homes and residential care facilities by bolstering inspections in a sector that sees more than twice the number of workdays lost compared with the rest of the private industry.

The DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s program comes on the heels of 2010 data by the DOL’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, which revealed that nursing and residential care facilities have among the highest rates of lost workdays because...
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