Tag Archives: Home Care Agencies

OSHA Initiative Regarding Workplace Safety For In-Patient Care Facilities

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced an initiative affecting inspections at in-patient care facilities. The Agency plans to: Expand the resources OSHA directs for inspections at these sites, and Direct inspectors to focus on five recently identified “key hazard” areas:  (1) musculoskeletal disorders related to patient and resident handling; (2) bloodborn pathogens; (3) workplace … Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Issues Licensing Regulations for Home Care Agencies and Registries

This post was also written by Amie E. Schaadt and Jacqueline B. Penrod. On December 12, 2009, the Pennsylvania Department of Health published final regulations governing home care agencies and registries operating in the Commonwealth. The regulations, which became effective on December 12, 2009, require home care agencies and registries to obtain a license to operate. … Continue Reading