Does anyone out there know if OSHA puts a limit on how many hours one can work in the course of a day or a week?
The reason I ask is that a friend of mine works in an ADON position. The facility my friend is at does not allow the ADON to hire agency and does not allow non-salary workers to put in overtime. However, this facility states that if a floor is short-staffed, the ADON must fill the empty position. My friend is salary and has been putting over 100 hours per pay period (I believe it is a two week pay period).
There must be some regulation as to how many hours one can safely work. This mandatory overtime definately puts patients at risk. I have not researched this yet. If anyone knows where I can find some guidlines, I'd appreciate it.