National Emphasis Program – Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
OSHA Instruction, National Emphasis Program for Programmed Inspections of Nursing and Residential Care Facilities, NAICS 623110, 623210 and 623311 (formerly SIC codes 8051- Skilled Nursing Care Facilities, 8052-Intermediate Care Facilities, and 8059-Nursing and Residential Care Facilities, Not Elsewhere Classified), sets forth policy and procedures for targeting and conducting programmed inspections in this industry. The specific hazards being addressed include ergonomic stressors in patient lifting, bloodborne pathogens, tuberculosis, workplace violence, and slips, trips and falls.
Key terms are defined, the targeting lists are described, scheduling and inspection procedures are provided, and information on Integrated Management infromation System (IMIS)/OSHA Information System (OIS) coding is given. There are five appendices that provide additional information: a quick reference for compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs); a release and consent form; a list of resources available to CSHOs and employers; a sample alleged violation
description (AVD) for resident handling hazards; and a sample AVD for MRSA exposure.
Source : https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive_pdf/CPL_03-00-016.pdf