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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards

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  • Rules that prescribe methods employers must use to protect their employees from hazards.
  • Classifies potential chemical hazards and communicates information concerning hazards and appropriate protective measures to employees.
  • Develops workplace safety and health standards based upon research, demonstrations, experiments, and other related information as appropriate.

Examples of OSHA Standards Related to Healthcare

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Standard and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Standard require employers to protect workers from occupational exposure to infectious agents.