Quarterly DASHO Conference Call Agenda
October 21, 2003
Time: 1:00 to 2:20PM Eastern Time
Telephone Number (Bridge): 1-800-767-1750 - Access Code 15076# (Note: Please make sure that you use the # sign).
- Rodent exclusion and disease exposure risk reduction techniques (seasonally mice and other vermin seek out warm shelters)
- Frequently Cited OSHA standards, OSHA site visits, and OSHA accident investigation.
Audience: All Employees, Union Representatives, Employee Health, Infection Control Officers, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygienists, and Safety Officials
Objective of the Call: Provide information concerning fire safety issues in surgical rooms and what OSHA finds frequently cited.
|1:00 - 1:05
Director, Office of Occupational Safety and Health - Moderator
- Opening comments
|1:05 - 1:08
Gary Roselle, MD
Director, VA's Infectious Disease Program Office
|1:08 - 1:22
Abbigail Tumpey, MPH, CHES and Dr. Darin Carroll
CDC's Health Education and Medical Ecology units from CDC, Special Pathogens Branch
- Rodent exclusion and disease exposure risk reduction techniques
|1:22 - 1:40
OSHA's Director, Office of Federal Agencies
- Frequently OSHA Cited Occupational Safety and Health Violations
- Complaint vis planned OSHA visits - accident investigations
|1:40 - 2:20
|| Questions and Answers --
- If you did not have time to ask your question you may e-mail it to email@example.com or you can contact him at 202-273-9743.
Note: The Office of Occupational Safety and Health has contacted officials of agencies and/or organizations for this conference call that can represent their agency/organization's and/or are expects in their field. However, verbal statements and/or paraphrased questions and answers (found at the bottom of this agenda), are informational and have not been cleared as policy in-of-themselves. Links have been provided to this call that allow agency/organizational polices to be viewed. Questions and answers are viewed on the intranet only.
Links with information concerning this subject:
- OSHA establishment search
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
- 29 CFR 1910.141 a (5) regulation concerning vermon control
- News Release dated October 14, 2003 concerning mold
- Bulletin - "Currently, there are no federal standards or recommendations, (e.g., OSHA, NIOSH, EPA) for airborne concentrations of mold or mold spores." The buletin also contains a checklist, disucssion concerning "Mold Remediation/Cleanup Methods," and PPE recommendations.
- News Release dated October 16, 2003 concerning disposal of contaminated needles and blood tube holders following blood drawing procedures. "Removing contaminated needles and reusing blood tube holders can pose multiple hazards," said OSHA Administrator John Henshaw. "Single-use blood tube holders, when used with engineering and work practice controls, simply provide the best level of protection against needlestick injures. That is why the standard generally prohibits removing needles and re-using blood tube holders."
- Bulletin - Includes an "evaluation toolbox"
Note: An OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations.