OSHA Fines Illinois Ambulance Authority

Federal safety and health investigators have cited Altamont Ambulance Service Inc. in Fairview Heights, Ill., for workplace safety and health violations and fined the company $290,100.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Altamont failed to follow specific guidelines to protect emergency healthcare workers from exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other hazards while providing patient care.

OSHA issued five willful, 16 serious and three other-than-serious safety and health violations to the emergency medical service provider. The agency opened inspections in January 2016, after receiving a complaint alleging violations of OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen exposure and various other health and safety standards.

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The Source Newsletter

The Network has now been transfered to the National Association for Public Safety Infection Control Officers - NAPSICO.

NAPSICO offers The Source newsletter to members of the Infection Control Network. This bimonthly newsletter comes in two editions to help keep Network members abreast of current infection control issues. One newsletter is tailored for the medical and dental community and the other for law enforcement, fire/rescue, and ambulance service personnel.

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Are Antibacterial Soaps Safe?

Are Antibacterial Soaps Safe? Companies say there's no cause for alarm, but studies suggest they may be dangerous. Now the FDA is preparing to rule. 

Is the quest for clean doing more harm than good?

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