OSHA Focuses on Nursing & Personal Care Facilities

September 2002
Professional Safety;Sep2002, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p14
Academic Journal
Reports the National Emphasis Program announced by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration for nursing and personal care facilities. Inspection on common hazards among facilities with high injury and illness rate; List of prevalent hazards.


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