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HMGT 310 Assignment #4 Jasmine Coleman OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Occupational Health and Safety(OHS)  OSHA was enacted by congress to help all employers and their workers decrease job accidents, injuries, medical illnesses and death.  The Federal standards governing OHS are found in OSHA standard 29 CFR part 1910. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970  OSHA of 1970 mandates that all nongovernment employers provide a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. (National Academies Press, 2003).  OSHA allows states to establish their own programs for issuing and enforcing OHS. States may subject to OSHA approval, assert jurisdiction over health and safety issues for which OSHA has no Federal Standards.  Some of the states that have their own OSHA approved standards are Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa and Kentucky  Standards and Updates for OSHA can be found at www.osha.gov OSHA: Blood Borne Pathogens  The standard for blood borne pathogens is 29 CFR 1910.1030  This standard requires institutes to provide hepatitis B vaccinations to employees who handle blood, organs or other tissues from experimental animals infected with hepatitis B. Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories  Standard 29 CFR 1910.1450  Requires medical surveillance when monitoring reveals an exposure that routinely exceeds the action level for an OSHA-regulated substance. Compressed Gas  29 CFR 1910.101  T ...
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