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Cdc Revises Hospital Guidance on Ebola Prevention and Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tightened infection control guidance for health care workers caring for patients with Ebola to ensure there is no ambiguity. The guidance focuses on safe use of personal protective equipment (PPE). The enhanced guidance is centered on three principles: All healthcare workers undergo rigorous training and are […]

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Federal Action Will Restrict Access to Narcotic Pain Medications

The U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a final rule in the Federal Register today to move certain narcotic pain medications, including some commonly prescribed for back pain and other work-related injuries, into a more strictly regulated drug category. The action is part of government efforts to reduce widespread opioid addiction and abuse. Effective Oct. 6, 2014, the […]

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Fearing Under-reporitng, Osha Extends Comment Period on Proposed Recordkeeping Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the comment period to Oct. 14, 2014, on a proposed rule related to tracking and reporting workplace injuries and illnesses. The proposal, originally published Nov. 8, 2013, would amend the agency’s recordkeeping regulation to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information employers […]

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