Does Your Company Employ Temporary Workers?

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If your facility has temporary workers, you should be aware of a new recommended practice, jointly issued by OSHA and NIOSH on August 25, 2014.  This document, titled Recommended Practices:  Protecting Temporary Workers, applies to temporary (or supplied) worker staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary workers from job hazards.  The host employer, let’s say a manufacturing facility, …

State & Federal Health Officials Meet to Discuss Collaboration

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Last month more than 70 people, representing 23 states, attended an unprecedented event, which brought together state public health officials, staff from OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to discuss common goals and how they can work together to protect the health of workers.  The two-day meeting included group discussions as well …

Summary of USP 797 for Compounding Sterile Preparations

Tom Petersen Air Quality, Environmental Regulations, Healthcare Environments 1 Comment

Based on a presentation by Tom N. Petersen, P.E. Post written by Trish Carney Highlights of USP 797 (6/1/08 update) Many of the revision points are touched on within the post. However, the following provides a synopsis to clarify revision content breakdown: Introduction and Organization of the Chapter CSP Microbial Contamination Risk Levels Single-Dose v. Multiple Dose Containers Hazardous Drugs …