Tag Archives: Healthcare-Associated Infections

OSHA reopens comments on COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has reopened the comment period on its June 2021 interim final rule establishing an Emergency Temporary Standard governing occupational exposure to COVID-19 in healthcare settings, codified at 29 C.F.R. § 1910 Subpart U (“Healthcare ETS”). While this reopening reaches certain questions and issues presented by OSHA and not … Continue Reading

HHS Notice on HAI Strategy for LTC Facilities

On July 23, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a notice soliciting public comments on the development of a new long-term care facilities strategy module of the National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination. This module will be part of a broader plan to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) … Continue Reading

HHS seeks Comments on Revised Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Action Plan

HHS is seeking comments on it updated National Action Plan to eliminate HAIs in acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgical settings, and end-stage renal disease facilities and to promote the influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel. HHS is accepting comments on the revised Action Plan through June 25, 2012. HHS also has announced that a new phase … Continue Reading