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OSHA for Long-Term Care & Assisted Living

Knowledge is power. Nowhere is that more evident than with workplace safety and health compliance. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement inspections can result in citations that are time consuming and expensive. How can your organization avoid violations? During this session, we will discuss frequent citations in the industry and hot topics related to COVID-19 including case reporting and respirator fit testing requirements. The focus will be on what OSHA cites and how to prevent citations. Appropriate for skilled nursing and assisted living communities.

  • Identify frequent citations in skilled nursing and assisted living communities.
  • Describe how your organization can prevent OSHA citations.
  • Review OSHA standards for case reporting and respirator (N-95 masks) fit testing requirements.

Christopher Downs, Safety Consultant, Iowa OSHA, Des Moines
Chris Downs has been a safety consultant with Iowa OSHA consultation and education since mid-2014. He is an OSHA authorized trainer for OSHA 10 and 30-hour classes for both general industry and construction. He travels the state of Iowa providing compliance assistance and education to employers in all industries so that they can take charge of eliminating workplace hazards to minimize risk to their employees. He is a 10-year Navy combat veteran with deployments around the world and five years of experience aboard nuclear submarines, where he fulfilled safety and health responsibilities. Continuous improvement of safety and health management systems was not only mandatory, it was necessary for the successful completion of missions and to ensure that everyone on the team returned home to their families.