Medical Safety
Medical Safety Federal Laws and Regulations 

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 external link icon 

·    Department of Justice: Americans with Disabilities Act external link icon

·    OSHA General Industry Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR)  external link icon  

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 external link icon notice and then read or download a free PDF version of Prudent Practices external link icon. 
The effective date of the technical amendment to the standard is January 22, 2013.

 CMS Waiver for OR Humidity Levels external link icon


   Department of Defense Directive external link icon

 4715.1E - Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) external link icon

 

  Department of Defense Instructions external link icon

6055.1 - DoD Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program external link icon

 6055.05 - Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) external link icon

 6050.05 - DoD Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program external link icon

 6055.11 - Protection of DoD Personnel from Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation and Military Exempt Lasers external link icon

 6055.12 - DoD Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) external link icon

 6055.15 - DoD Laser Protection Program external link icon


Department of Defense Manuals external link icon

 Department of Defense Accessibility Standard external link icon

 Department of Defense Unified Facility Criteria 4-510-01, Design Medical Military Facilities external link icon

 
 Army Regulations external link icon

 11-34 - The Army Respiratory Protection Program external link icon

 40-3 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Care external link icon

 40-5 - Preventive Medicine external link icon

 40-61 - Medical Logistics Policies external link icon

 40-68 - Clinical Quality Management external link icon

 190-51 - Security of Unclassified Army Property (Sensitive and Nonsensitive) external link icon

 200-1 - Environmental Protection and Enhancement external link icon

 385-10 - The Army Safety Program external link icon


 DA Pamphlets external link icon

A rapid action revision of  DA PAM 385-69, SAFETY STANDARDS FOR MICROBIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL LABORATORIES external link icon 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) external link icon

 40-11 - Preventive Medicine external link icon

 40-21 - Ergonomics Program external link icon

 40-501 - Hearing Conservation Program external link icon

 40-503 - Industrial Hygiene Program external link icon

 40-506 - The Army Vision Conservation and Readiness Program external link icon

 385-10 - Army Safety Program external link icon

 385-24 - The Army Radiation Safety Program external link icon

  385-25 - Occupational Dosimetry and Dose Recording for Exposure to Ionizing Radiation external link icon

 

Technical Bulletins - Medical external link icon

 245 - Warning Tag for Medical Oxygen Equipment (DD Form 1191) external link icon

 502 - Respiratory Protection Program external link icon

 507 - Heat Stress Control and Heat Casualty Management external link icon

 508 - Prevention and Management of Cold-Weather Injuries external link icon

 513 - Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Asbestos Exposure external link icon

 523 - Control of Hazards to Health from Microwave and Radio Frequency Radiation and Ultrasound external link icon

 524 - Control of Hazards to Health from Laser Radiation external link icon

 525 - Control of Hazards to Health from Ionizing Radiation Used by the Army Medical Department external link icon

 530 - Occupational and Environmental Health Food Sanitation external link icon

 561 - Pest Surveillance external link icon

 750-1 - Operating Guide for Medical Equipment Maintenance external link icon