CHA News Article

Cal/OSHA Releases Interim Ebola Guidance

Today, Cal/OSHA released updated guidance for personal protective equipment to be used by hospitals and the health care workforce when caring for patients suspected or confirmed of having Ebola virus disease (EVD). Hospitals should review the new guidance, available at www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2014/2014-105.pdf, and make plans to follow it. CHA is reviewing the guidance and will provide information for members soon. In addition, CHA has established a forum for hospitals to submit questions or comments related to the guidance. This information will be helpful to CHA’s continued work with Cal/OSHA.

Last week the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued its guidance for hospitals to follow during the management of patients with EVD. Hospitals are encouraged to review the CDPH guidance as well.

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