Event Detail


March 10, 2021 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Live Webinar
COVID-19 AND HOW IT RELATES TO OSHA COMPLIANCE IN LONG TERM CARE

Since August 2020, OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has issued nearly $4 million in citations against long term care facilities across the nation for failure to comply with the requirements of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134) when attempting to protect long-term care workers against exposure to COVID-19 virus.  During that time, over 300 long term care providers have been audited by OSHA , with the average citation being approximately $13,600. As the pandemic continues, OSHA is performing these compliance audits virtually, but the result has been the same, and the citations continue to be issued.

In this program, Steve Wilder, a nationally recognized leader in long term care safety and security will address methods of compliance, and steps that your facility can be taking to minimize the exposure risk should OSHA contact you. Steve is a board certified Healthcare Safety Professional  and has represented long term care facilities in OSHA audits and in settlement negotiations on many occasions in his 20 years of private healthcare safety/security consulting.

Objectives:

  • Identify key areas where  COVID-19 related OSHA citations have been issued in long term care facilities.
  • Identify key components required to be included in order to a develop an OSHA compliant Respiratory Protection program.
  • Identify proper action to be taken when an OSHA compliance officer shows up at your facility.

Contact Hours:  1- Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers and AL Managers - CEUs awarded per log-in

Cost:  $65 - HFAM Members - $105 - Non-Members