Tory Summey was quoted in Home Health Care News on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new program to focus COVID-19 enforcement efforts on certain industries.
“You think about the folks that have been cited the most over the last year, and that includes … nursing homes and congregate living facilities,” Tory said. “This is anecdotal, but I haven’t seen a ton of home health companies being cited this year. Still, if you read through the bulletin [OSHA] published on Friday, home health care services is specifically identified as an industry of interest.”
Tory provided advice for employers about the ramifications of an OSHA inspection. He also noted OSHA is finalizing a temporary emergency standard that will apply across the country.
“It’s a comprehensive, legally required standard that all employers have to implement when it comes to protecting the workplace against COVID-19,” he said. “Today, most of the public health guidance out there is voluntary — it doesn’t create a legal obligation. That could be changing over the coming days.”
You can read the full article here: OSHA’s Virus Protection Program Could Put Home Health Agencies Under the Microscope.
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