Safety and health managers in healthcare face a challenge when it comes to administering Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization(JCAHO) and OSHA safety and health compliance programs.
Passing a JCAHO inspection does not mean passing an OSHA inspection. OSHA standards help meet the goals of JCAHO EC standards. Employees must have access to both sets of standards. Meeting both sets of standards requires support from top management and requires funding and staff allotment. Both sets of standards can be administered by the same trained and competent employees. Use what you can of both and add to it.
JCAHO and OSHA complement each other. They do not mutually exclude each other.