Does Your OSHA Emergency Action Plan Measure Up?

Look at lists of fines and violations issued by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration). You will quickly see that the agency takes protecting employees very seriously. Every business in America that the agency regulates must have an OSHA Emergency Action Plan. What do you need to do to have an effective, compliant plan? OSHA Emergency Action Plan - The Cost [...]

2023-03-24T09:38:15-04:00March 24th, 2023|

What is the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard?

The primary purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to promote and protect employee safety in the workplace. The agency does so by establishing standards for working conditions including possible exposure to hazardous substances. In medical settings, exposure to blood and any potential bloodborne pathogens is very common. Here are some tips for meeting the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. [...]

2023-03-10T14:36:17-05:00March 10th, 2023|

What OSHA’s Ionizing Radiation Standard Does and Doesn’t Cover

Thanks to innovations in medical technology, medical devices like x-ray machines and linear accelerators that once could only be found in research hospitals or large metropolitan areas are now as close as your local clinic. Along with that convenience comes the threat of exposure to ionizing radiation to staff members. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established ionizing radiation standards to [...]

2023-03-03T15:03:12-05:00March 1st, 2023|

How OSHA Healthcare Software Can Simplify Compliance

Twelve years ago, Apple trademarked the phrase, "there's an app for that." In that time, the number of apps available has more than doubled. These software applications can entertain us, enrage us, and occasionally prove helpful in getting work done. It may surprise you to learn that there is software that can help simplify OSHA Healthcare Compliance. Here are a few things [...]

2023-02-23T08:11:43-05:00February 22nd, 2023|

Dental Compliance Made Easier

With so many considerations in compliance, how can dental compliance be made easier? Although no one likes to ask for help, you probably need it. HIPAA law is not straightforward and is meant to be scaled for different types and sizes of businesses. But it doesn’t exactly lay out a plan for you. You need to dig through thousands of pages of [...]

2023-02-17T16:27:34-05:00February 17th, 2023|

Is OSHA Hazard Communication Standard on “The Bucket List”?

Jack Nicholson once famously said, “The minute that you're not learning, I believe you're dead.” Nowhere is that more true than learning to comply with the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Hazard Communications Standard. In this article, we’ll pay homage to the man who has been the epitome of cool for a generation and hopefully help you avoid “Anger Management” by [...]

2023-02-17T16:27:36-05:00February 14th, 2023|

The Must-Haves for Any Medical Employee OSHA Training Guide

The old axiom that says “you can’t find good help these days” has never been more true for many employers in the healthcare sector. Labor shortages have made finding qualified and competent employees for front-line care positions challenging. That means it’s even more important than ever to protect the health and safety of current employees. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) [...]

2023-02-21T12:17:36-05:00February 2nd, 2023|

Tips for HIPAA and OSHA Training for Dental Offices

Creating and maintaining a successful dental practice is not easy. Attracting and keeping patients, building an efficient staff, and staying aware of the latest trends takes effort. Keeping your dental office compliant with HIPAA and OSHA regulations is one more thing to juggle. HIPAA and OSHA training for dental offices is an essential part of compliance. Ideally, you’d like to have one [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:35-04:00February 23rd, 2022|

FY 2021 OSHA Fines and Violations Roundup for Healthcare

While the pandemic raged in FY 2021, enforcement efforts of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) fines and violations within healthcare totaled nearly $3.7 million. 2,786 Inspections Result in $3,684,769 OSHA Fines and Violations According to their website, OSHA conducted more than 2,786 inspections of healthcare-related businesses between Oct 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021. At least 14.6 percent of the [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:38-04:00February 1st, 2022|

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

The U.S. Supreme Court today (January 13, 2022) issued a stay of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard that would have forced all private employers in the country with more than 100 workers to require COVID-19 vaccinations or masks and weekly testing for unvaccinated staff. The Supreme Court’s ruling effectively blocks all federal enforcement of the OSHA ETS. [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:41-04:00January 13th, 2022|