OSHA Compliance

OSHA concerned about Medical Resident’s Long Hours

OSHA concerned about Medical Resident’s Long Hours
One cannot deny the fact that medical residents do work for longs hours, which in turn invite deadly mistakes. The Federal agency has acknowledged this point and has hence agreed to consider setting limits.

Yes! The Occupational Safety and Health Administration have agreed to examine this profession. It is also important to note that OSHA is also going to be considering the long hours put in by truck drivers and pilots.

Elaina Tsui is a second-year surgery resident, who works for six days a week and nearly 12 hours a day. With regards to the long working hours, Elaina Tsui had this to say, "It's longer work hours than what most people usually work, but for us, it's a normal work day." She went on to say that, "You are tired. But once it gets busy, you just don't notice it anymore."

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn't ever take these concerns lightly. Many people are not aware of this, but OSHA can create industry specific standards, just as it can cite an employer for dangerous work conditions.

The assistant secretary of labor for the agency, Mr. David Michaels, said that, "We are concerned about any working conditions that increase the likelihood of workers being injured or killed."

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