Bloomberg Law
July 1, 2021, 6:24 PMUpdated: July 1, 2021, 8:20 PM

OSHA Issues Inspection Guidelines for Virus Health-Care Rule (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Health-care providers should expect federal OSHA inspectors conducting inspections under the agency’s new Covid-19 emergency rule to demand a wide range of information, from the qualifications of their in-house safety officials to proof that air-conditioning system filters have been changed.

New inspection procedures for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Covid-19 emergency temporary standard for health care, which took effect June 21, were detailed in an agency compliance directive released Wednesday. Enforcement of the standard begins July 6.

While the directive was intended for OSHA staff, the 67-page document shows employers and safety consultants what to expect if a qualifying ...

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