OSHA compliance is essential to keeping your work environment safe, but it can still be a lot to handle. That’s why MedPro is dedicated to helping educate you and your staff on ways to make compliance a simple and hassle-free part of your life.
We have a great library of resources, training materials, and compliance aids available to you, but we also want to get you started with the basics – so we’ve put together this Quick Start Guide – both to walk you easily through the minimum requirements for your facility and to familiarize you with some of the next steps you can take in getting your practice and your people well on the way to streamlined OSHA compliance.
The most important OSHA requirements are the same regardless of practice size. Use this checklist to gauge where you stand today. Are you…
An Exposure Control Plan (ECP) is a pillar of safety in your practice.
According to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, an Exposure Control Plan must meet specific criteria. It must be:
It is also your responsibility to regularly educate your workers on how to use your ECP and keep them updated on where it’s kept (so it is available in the event of an incident).
Once you’ve handled the minimum requirements and basics of an ECP, it’s time to move on to the specific challenges your practice faces.
Figuring out your specific needs will revolve around variables such as geographic location, the types of equipment and materials you use, and the types of patients you treat (among other things). You can find more information in the complete text of OSHA regulations here.