Slips, trips and falls (STFs) Included in Recent OSHA Memorandum
OSHA recently released a memorandum on “Inspection Guidance for Inpatient Healthcare Settings” (click to be directed to OSHA document).
The memorandum establishes guidance for inspections conducted in inpatient healthcare settings, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Major Groups 622 (hospitals) and 623 (nursing and residential care facilities).
Healthcare facilities are greatly affected by slip, trip, and fall accidents to workers and patients every day.
Greater enforcement of standards for walkway safety will have a lasting positive impact when implemented consistently.