July 7, 2022

Assisted living a focus as OSHA increases COVID-19 inspections

McKnight Senior Living

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to increase its inspections of assisted living communities and some other types of long-term care and healthcare-related employers as it extends its revised National Emphasis Program for COVID-19 “until further notice.” The program originally was set to expire today.

The Department of Labor agency also said that it temporarily is doubling its coronavirus-related inspection goal from 5% of inspections to 10% while it works “expeditiously” to finalize a permanent coronavirus healthcare standard.

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