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 you should consider when choosing an automated OSHA healthcare software solution.

OSHA Healthcare Software – Assessments and Audits

An effective OSHA software solution should offer self-assessments and audits that give you a clear picture of what’s currently happening in your practice. It should identify what’s working, what isn’t, and what you are missing. It should also provide the necessary tools and resources to improve your compliance and safety culture.

Any software product should be easy to use, and it should be easy to store and access the results of the audits. If it’s not easier than walking around with an OSHA healthcare compliance manual, it’s not doing its job well. By making the product easy to use and providing simplified access to the results of audits, the software helps you make better decisions and get more work done in a day.

OSHA Healthcare Software – Remediation Plans and Tasks

Once you’ve completed the audits and self-assessments, what should you do with the data? Your OSHA healthcare software should be able to generate remediation plans and tasks based on your responses, and it should help you develop a roadmap for addressing each gap you’ve uncovered. The software should also keep clear records of all actions taken to meet OSHA healthcare compliance standards, and it should be available at all times for your use.

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OSHA Healthcare Software – Policies and Procedures

Much of your remediation strategy involves developing effective policies and procedures for how you and your staff work. To generate these policies, effective OSHA healthcare software should include comprehensive documentation and guidelines. These policies should meet the requirements that OSHA has established, and be able to be followed effectively in your practice.

OSHA Healthcare Software – Training and Attestations

Annual trainings are an essential part of OSHA compliance. Your OSHA healthcare software should include OSHA training for your staff that meets the requirements of the law.

There are a few key points to keep in mind when planning your annual training sessions:

  1. Your training should be comprehensive, covering all aspects of the law.
  2. Include training for both new and veteran staff members, and make sure everyone understands their role in following the law.
  3. Plan your training around a specific OSHA compliance period, such as the anniversary of a safety or health incident.
  4. Include a way for all staff members to easily attest to understanding the training and their responsibilities for following safe work practices.

The software should save these attestations and training records in a place that is easily accessible in the event that an OSHA audit occurs or in case you need to take disciplinary action for violations of policies or procedures.

OSHA Healthcare Software – Many Choices, One Solution

There are many OSHA compliance software choices in the marketplace. Some are one-size-fits-all or industry specific. It’s prudent to look at solutions from companies that are familiar with the unique compliance needs of healthcare organizations.

For nearly 20 years, Compliancy Group has provided HIPAA compliance software solutions to healthcare organizations and their business associates. Now we’re launching an OSHA compliance solution specifically tailored to the needs of dental practices.

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