I Threw Away Your Drink - page 2

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  1. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from loricatus
    I was told that OSHA requires that STAFF have no OPEN drinks or food in patient care areas. Where exactly are the true patient care areas? Think that depends on management interpretation. And, how come patients can have open beverages and food in the very same areas staff cannot?
    I think you're correct whether it be OSHA or JACCHO (?). We are allowed to have drinks and food out as long as it's on the desk, not up on the ledge, and as long as it's labeled. If were expecting a "visit" we put everything away. One rule they really enforce is no open containers in the refrigerator.