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Rasmussen College Workers Compensation and OSHA Questions

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Question Description

Jennifer is a nurse at Dr. Smith's Primary Care Center. While giving a patient a shot she accidentally stuck herself with a needle. The patient is positive for HIV and upon discussion with a coworker she learns that the sharp she was using is not approved by OSHA.

Answer the following questions about the next steps Jennifer should take.

  1. What first steps should she take for this incident?
  2. How would she file an OSHA violation report?
  3. Would she qualify for Workers Compensation? Why or why not?

Once you have answered the questions, write one page to discuss the history of Workers Compensation and OSHA. Be sure to discuss their purpose and the special training needed in the field of Occupation Medicine to help those injured on the job.

Final Answer

Attached.

Running Head: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Name
Institutional Affiliation

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the government agency
with the mandate of setting and enforcing health and safety standards within a workplace. These
standards are set on employers who are required to meet them under the General Duty Clause
which requires that both employer and employee play their role in regards to safety at the
workplace. Under the clause, an employer is required to ensure that the workplace is fre...

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