Laws and Regulations
Congress passes laws and authorizes government agencies to create and enforce regulations in order to put those laws into effect. Compliance is mandatory.
Listed below are links to regulatory agencies that directly affect Medical Safety.
· The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules
· Department of Justice: Americans with Disabilities Act
· OSHA General Industry Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR)
NEWSFLASH: OSHA recently updated a non-mandatory appendix in 29 CFR 1910.1450, Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories.
The updated appendix includes the contents of the latest National Academy of Sciences publication entitled, ‘‘Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards,’’ 2011 edition.
All revisions are minor and non-substantive.
Interested persons can read the Federal Register notice and then read or download a free PDF version of Prudent Practices .
The effective date of the technical amendment to the standard is January 22, 2013.
CMS Waiver for OR Humidity Levels
Department of Defense Directive
4715.1E - Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH)
Department of Defense Instructions
6055.1 - DoD Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program
6055.05 - Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH)
6050.05 - DoD Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program
6055.11 - Protection of DoD Personnel from Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation and Military Exempt Lasers
6055.12 - DoD Hearing Conservation Program (HCP)
6055.15 - DoD Laser Protection Program
Department of Defense Manuals
Department of Defense Accessibility Standard
Department of Defense Unified Facility Criteria 4-510-01, Design Medical Military Facilities
11-34 - The Army Respiratory Protection Program
40-3 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Care
40-5 - Preventive Medicine
40-61 - Medical Logistics Policies
40-68 - Clinical Quality Management
190-51 - Security of Unclassified Army Property (Sensitive and Nonsensitive)
200-1 - Environmental Protection and Enhancement
385-10 - The Army Safety Program
A rapid action revision of DA PAM 385-69, SAFETY STANDARDS FOR MICROBIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL LABORATORIES was completed on 8 February 2013.
The update prescribes the technical safety requirements for the use, handling, transportation, transfer, storage, and disposal of infectious agents and toxins rated at biosafety level 2 and above used in microbiological activities in permanent or temporary clinical laboratories, biomedical and biological research settings, microbiology teaching laboratories, and veterinary reference laboratories.
This pamphlet requires the mandatory use of the latest edition of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health’s Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL)
40-11 - Preventive Medicine
40-21 - Ergonomics Program
40-501 - Hearing Conservation Program
40-503 - Industrial Hygiene Program
40-506 - The Army Vision Conservation and Readiness Program
385-10 - Army Safety Program
385-24 - The Army Radiation Safety Program
385-25 - Occupational Dosimetry and Dose Recording for Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
Technical Bulletins - Medical
245 - Warning Tag for Medical Oxygen Equipment (DD Form 1191)
502 - Respiratory Protection Program
507 - Heat Stress Control and Heat Casualty Management
508 - Prevention and Management of Cold-Weather Injuries
513 - Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Asbestos Exposure
523 - Control of Hazards to Health from Microwave and Radio Frequency Radiation and Ultrasound
524 - Control of Hazards to Health from Laser Radiation
525 - Control of Hazards to Health from Ionizing Radiation Used by the Army Medical Department
530 - Occupational and Environmental Health Food Sanitation
561 - Pest Surveillance
750-1 - Operating Guide for Medical Equipment Maintenance