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OSHA Standards for Medical Waste and State Guideline Link

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Keeping patients and staff safe when dealing with blood borne pathogens is strictly regulated by the OSHA as well as additional guidelines dictated per state. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard in 1991. The purpose is for the protection of the over 5.6 million healthcare and…

5 Ways to Make OSHA Training More Effective 

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a strict set of safety and occupational health and safety standards in place to be followed by not only hospitals and large medical complexes, but also smaller medical and dental offices.   If you own your own practice, you most likely understand the importance of following these guidelines, not only for public safety but…

The Hefty Costs of Improperly Disposed Medical Waste

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If your practice generates any amount of medical waste, then you’re aware there are definitive rules and regulations as to how said waste is stored, handled, and disposed of. But what you may not know is how much it will cost you should you improperly dispose of your medical waste. Where some practices get confused,…

Where Can I Get OSHA Certified?

OSHA training can be conducted ether via online or through a training institute. That being said, the modern age has mostly shifted training to be conducted via online. This is a great way to eliminate the hassle of paying for travel and amenities to get the training. There are many ways that this training can…

How Does OSHA Training Work?

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What is OSHA training? OSHA training provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. This training is a course that will either be taken via online or a consultant. Although this training cannot be conducted just anywhere, for OSHA outreach training, you…

How to Be OSHA Compliant

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Great Expectations Due to expanded regulations going into effect in many different industries, companies are forced to show that they are compliant and have ethics programs in place. These measures are not only to ensure that companies are within the lines of regulations, but also to demonstrate that their programs are working. The healthcare industry…

Do I Need an OSHA Certificate?

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Why Do I Need An OSHA Certificate? There are many different reasons why someone would need to become OSHA certificate. For starters, employees in healthcare facilities most likely will need to become OSHA certified. This is due to the fact that they will in an environment of potentially hazardous materials. So, it is highly suggested/mandated…

What is OSHA Compliance?

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OSHA Compliance simply means to comply with OSHA’s regulations. Failing to do so can and will result in fines, the largest ever being $81,000,000. In order to answer this question, I need to give you some background on what OSHA is, why they were founded, and what the training actually entails. The Founding of OSHA…

The Importance of Having a Spill Kit Ready

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Are you ready for a bloodborne pathogens spill? Make sure you have all of these items in a spill kit in order to contain an emergency bloodborne spill.

How to Prepare for OSHA’s Unannounced Onsite Inspections

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Three helpful tips to ensure your healthcare facility is fully prepared for OSHA's onsite inspections at any time. Are you doing all of these?