March 4, 2016
Down and Dirty
Most who work on the inside would call long-term care laundry and housekeeping a dirty business. Government regulators and operators try to keep it clean while constantly struggling to balance the need for worker and patient safety against the realities of time and money.
Most recently, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has promised to release its findings after a late fall “pre-rule” exercise designed to keep current the most impactful regulation affecting these two departments — the blood-borne pathogen (BBP) standard that emerged from the AIDS pandemic of the 1980s.