Cal-OSHA says hospitals must provide Ebola protections for workers

November 15, 2014 2:45 AM

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California health workers must wear full protective gear and battery-powered respirators when confronted by the bodily fluids of an Ebola patient, according to a new mandate from Cal-OSHA released Friday. The state agency is now also requiring hospitals to provide standardized Ebola training.

So far there have been no diagnosed cases of the deadly infection in the state. The National Nurses United union and its local affiliate, the California Nurses Association, have been pushing state leaders to create tougher, uniform Ebola guidelines for hospitals since two nurses in Texas contracted...

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