The North Carolina Special Emphasis Programs (SEPs) are part of the NC OSH Division's five year strategic management plan for which its two principal goals are: 1) to reduce the state's workplace fatality rate by at least 2%; and 2) to reduce the state's non-fatal injury and illness rate by at least 5%. For each SEP that applies to a specific industrial sector, similar goals for reducing the fatality rate and/or non-fatal injury and illness rate are applied.
What are the goals of the long term care special emphasis program?
Reduce workplace injury and illness rates in affected establishments
Reduce or eliminate employee exposure to prevalent hazards
What industries are covered by this SEP?
NAICS 623 - Long Term Care Facilities
What are the principal hazards on which this SEP is focused?
Much of the injury and illness observed by employees in long term care facilities can be attributed to one or more of the following:
What regulations apply to this SEP?
OSH has adopted the following regulations that govern the requirements for protection against the hazards associated with long term care facilities. Note: Please also check the standards information and activity webpage to see if there has been any recent or upcoming regulatory activity on this topic.
29 CFR 1910 Subpart D - walking-working surfaces
29 CFR 1910.22 - general requirements
29 CFR 1910 Subpart I - personal protective equipment
29 CFR 1910.1030 - bloodborne pathogens
29 CFR 1910.1200 - hazard communication
General Duty Clause
NCGS 95-129(1) - General Duty Clause
Other Applicable Standards
The Which OSHA Standards Apply webpage can also help identify other standards that may be applicable to your worksite.
Where can I learn more about this SEP?
Operational Procedure Notice: OPN 132, Special Emphasis Program for Long Term Care Facilities, describes the conduct of inspections and related activity under this SEP.
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