OSHA cites Louisiana health system over employee PPE use

OSHA specifically pointed out the Catholic, nonprofit system for “failing to ensure employees used appropriate protective devices.” The firm stated it proposed $13,494 in charges after discovering that emergency center staff members typically shared protective dress that had actually already been utilized or did not have protective gowns to wear while supplying client care.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has actually pointed out Christus Shreveport (La.)- Bossier Health System for stopping working to secure employees throughout the pandemic, the firm announced Sept. 10..

” Employers, specifically those within the health care market, need to comply with existing standards to assist guarantee employees safety amidst the coronavirus pandemic,” OSHA Baton Rouge Area Director Roderic Chube said in a news release. “Healthcare employees need to be offered correct personal protective equipment to restrict the spread of the infection.”.

Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System has 15 days from receiving the citation to abide by the findings, contest the findings prior to the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission or demand an informal conference with OSHAs location director.

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Friday, September 11th, 2020
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Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System, which is owned and run by Irving, Texas-based Christus Health, has more than 600 physicians and 1,800 staff members..

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