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OSHA updates inspection procedures for protecting healthcare workers from tuberculosis

from Today's Facility Executive

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated instructions for conducting inspections and issuing citations related to worker exposures to tuberculosis in healthcare settings. This instruction incorporates guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005. According to the CDC, nearly one-third of the world's population is infected with TB, which kills almost 1.5 million people per year. more


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