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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

OSHA To Expand Plan For Standards On Infectious Disease Hazards

Thompson Publishing reports that in yesterday's OSHA web chat OSHA Administrator David Michaels stated that OSHA is expanding it's plan to to establish a  safety and health standard on airborne infectious disease hazards to include diseases transmitted via contact or droplets.  The Thompson article states:

"In an April 26 live Web chat, OSHA Administrator David Michaels responded to questions about a possible infectious disease standard and several other items on the newly revised regulatory agenda, including a proposal to require employers to implement injury and illness prevention plans.

The OSHA rulemakings are part of a broader Labor Department (DOL) initiative called "plan, prevent, protect," which seeks to protect the interests and rights of U.S. workers on a number of issues ranging from workplace safety and health to fair wages, equal employment opportunity, pension and health benefits. Secretary Hilda L. Solis said the plan would help DOL carry out its mission of protecting 140 million workers in 9 million workplaces nationwide."

Read the entire article here.

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