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Hospitals, ambulatory health care services, nursing and residential care facilities, and social assistance services all fall under the health care label. The most common Oregon OSHA citations issued for health care facilities include hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, safety committees, and emergency eyewash stations. Safe patient handling and workplace violence are also key issues for hospitals and residential care facilities.

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Healthcare workplace violence assault log

Safe Patient Handling Pays Advisor

Workplace Safety Violence Prevention Toolkit
A comprehesive toolkit from Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems to assist health care leadership and violence prevention committees