CHA News Article

Safe Patient Handling Regulation Comment Period Is Open

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has posted the attached proposed safe patient handling regulations on its website. Because the changes are considered “minor,” there will be only a 15-day comment period, with comments due by May 5. It is likely that the final regulations will go into effect on Oct. 1.

CHA’s Safe Patient Handling Workgroup will meet next week to discuss the proposed regulations. Members who have comments are encouraged to share them with CHA before April 28.