New Jersey hospital faces nearly $10K in fines over respiratory standards

In a Sept. 11 press release, federal regulators stated the hospital did not healthy test tight-fitting face piece respirators on employees, train employees on appropriate respirator use and make sure workers knew when to use a respirator. The hospital, Paramus-based Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, is run and managed by Care Plus Bergen.

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Bergen New Bridge says it has actually not gotten the OSHA report but will react accordingly when it does.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has actually proposed $9,639 in charges for a New Jersey medical facility that supposedly broke breathing defense requirements.

” It is necessary to keep in mind that we have actually been in lockstep with state and CDC issued assistance for staff member security procedures concerning COVID-19 and ahead of the curve when it pertained to universal masking and screening,” the hospital said in a declaration shown Beckers Hospital Review. “The security of our personnel, patients and long-term care homeowners has constantly been our concern and we have aggressive breathing protection procedures, including healthy screening, which we have heightened throughout this pandemic.”.

Bergen New Bridge has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and penalties to respond to OSHAS report

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